How does stormwater get treated?

Unlike sewer, stormwater does not go to a treatment plant. Some stormwater goes to a pond or other system that will remove some of the pollutants, like fertilizer, before it goes downstream to a creek and then the Bay. Older developments (prior to 1985) usually go directly to the creeks.

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1. What do I do if my ditches are flooding? Who do I call about a drainage problem?
2. My home is not connected to the County’s sanitary sewer system, and I have a septic tank. How often should it be inspected?
3. How do I find out what flood zone my property is in?
4. What can I do to reduce flooding?
5. How does stormwater get treated?
6. What is an Illicit Discharge?
7. How can I help reduce pollution?
8. What is TMDL?