Information & Education


Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not immediately soak into the ground. Instead stormwater flows across hard surfaces such as parking lots, streets, lawns and roofs and picks up pesticides and fertilizers, sediment, pet waste, cigarette butts, litter, oil and other pollutants.

Many people believe that these pollutants are cleaned at a wastewater treatment plant. In fact, they are not. The stormwater that flows into our storm drains goes directly to the Boise River or into our ground water.

Whether you are a homeowner, business, or stormwater professional, we've developed a variety of materials to assist you in keeping our stormwater clean.

Deep Root, manufacturer of the Silva Cell Suspended Pavement System, has produced a video on the efforts of the Partners for Clean Water to implement tree planting and Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the Lower Boise River watershed.

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