If you look in the street outside of your home or office and search the parking lots around town, you will probably find storm drainage inlets. Did you ever wonder where they go? The City’s stormwater drainage system is 100% gravity fed, and drains directly to the waterways throughout the City.
A common misconception about storm drain infrastructure is that it is connected to the wastewater sewer system. This is not the case. Storm drain infrastructure transports stormwater, untreated, to the nearest river, lake, stream or wetland, while wastewater goes to a treatment plant for disposal.