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Hitting the beach this summer? So is car grease and oil, cigarette butts, human and animal waste -- all the pollution that stormwater can move.
Polluted stormwater disgusting, and it’s the biggest known cause of beach closures and swimming advisories every year. Stormwater runoff is poorly treated and it overloads many older sewer systems and sends sewage spilling into our waterways.
New rules would prevent rainfall from becoming polluted runoff and contaminating waterways by naturally filtering it into the ground and otherwise keeping it from running off-site. The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to draft new rules to modernize its stormwater requirements in June but it hasn’t. Tell the EPA to put limits on stormwater runoff and keep our beaches safe.
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