Definitions

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  • adj. Water that is not absorbed into soil and rapidly flows downstream, increasing the level of waterways.

Etymologies

storm +‎ water (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the Delaware Valley, the capacity to detain stormwater was diminished by 53 million cubic feet annually, a $105 million service.

    The Future of the Northwest Philadelphia Urban Forest

  • (February 21, 2008 10: 02: 00 AM CST) tim - I think that the original rationale for storm drains came from the belief that stormwater is unsanitary: breeds mosquitos, spreads disease, smells bad, etc.

    Hyperlocalizing Hydrology in the Post-Industrial Urban Landscape

  • Technically, the authority, which operates the racetrack, approved a resolution to participate with Oceanport in a special assessment and construction agreement to launch a long-term stormwater runoff management project.

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  • A key concept is whether the government should require, or merely permit, "low-impact" development techniques to control stormwater, which is considered the biggest source of many of Puget Sound's worst pollutants.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • To counter this the government introduced a number of government schemes to pipe water to towns, treat it and then pipe it to houses and for other services such as stormwater drains and sewerage.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Officials said not many developers manage to submit completion certificates to be taken from civic departments such as stormwater drains, roads and sewage on time.

    The Times of India

  • Economic Development to support accessories to the larger facility, such as stormwater drains, street improvements, and sidewalks.

    Centredaily.com: Local

  • Greenhouse studies have suggested that plant species composition can affect green roof functions such as stormwater capture

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The purpose of the barrier was to hold back the spreader canal water so contaminents such as stormwater and fertilizer from yards could settle.

    North spreader canal on Cape council's agenda | news-press.com | The News-Press

  • Wax poison bait is used in places such as stormwater drains.

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