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Stormwater Runoff

  1. Water originating from a storm which becomes polluted once it is earthbound. There are a wide sources of pollutants including driveways, streets, parking lots, construction sites, agricultural fields, lawns, pet wastes, failing sewer systems, leaking septic tanks, and illicit discharges such as dumping waste motor oil. [Source: City of Ocean Springs, MS, What is Stormwater Runoff Pollution?:]