Learn More About Stormwater

Protect Wisconsin Waterway’s mission is to educate communities about stormwater to protect Wisconsin waterways and make stormwater cleaner.

So What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is when rain or snow runoff makes it way down the storm drains and into our waterways. It is important to know what you can do to help so our waterways are safe. Having clean waterways means a healthier environment for the ducks, fish, and wildlife that live in and drink the water. This also creates a better experience for you and your family to enjoy!

Some people don’t know that the rain and snow runoff does not go through a sanitation facility, but leads directly into our waterways. There are a lot of things to take into consideration when making sure our waterways are pollution-free.

Click the links below to learn more about specific issues that can impact stormwater pollution and find out what you can do create healthier waterways!

Stormwater Around Your Home

Stormwater Facts

Stormwater Working Group

Stormwater Illicit Discharge Detection

Construction & Stormwater

Flooding Impacting the Economy

Erosion Control

E. Coli in Rock River