Runoff is precipitation that does not evaporate or soak into the ground but flows across the land into waterways becoming a transporter of non-point source pollutants.
There are several ways communities can help reduce runoff from impacting local waterways and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Runoff reduction measures can be established at individual homes or as a larger community project.
What Communities Can Do
Potential projects that can help reduce runoff may include: