What is Stormwater Pollution?
Did you know that stormwater pollution is one of the leading causes of water quality problems in the State of Maine?
Stormwater is rain or snowmelt that does not soak into the ground, and when it runs off our lawns, driveways, parking lots, and roads it picks up pollutants such as gas and oil, excess fertilizer and pesticides, as well as pet waste, litter, and even food products that have been spilled on the ground. Stormwater carries these pollutants, untreated, into the Penjajawoc Stream. EMCC is working to prevent stormwater pollution.
Penjajawoc Stream is one of five “Impaired waters” located in Bangor that are listed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Impaired waters are determined by DEP and listed on the following website. Click on the Penjajawoc Stream Documents link above to view all the documents associated with the Penjajawoc Stream Watershed Management Planning efforts.
Stormwater Hotline: 974-4695
To report a stormwater issue online click here