Where does your wastewater go when you flush the toilet or take a shower? Does it go to a century-old treatment plant or a septic system on your property?

What about the rain and snow melt from your roof and driveway and the roads and parking lots you use each day? Does it seep into the ground or does it rush off to the nearest storm drain or stream?

Many cities across the country have aging combined wastewater and stormwater systems that can’t handle the larger amount of stormwater runoff that results from increased development and more frequent precipitation. What about yours?

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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