Other Pollutants

Bacteria and MicroorganismsHealth Advisory Avoid water contact activities

Hazardous Material and Waste

Hazardous materials in standing waterNumerous activities and materials in urban areas produce hazardous waste that can be easily transported by flowing stormwater. The intensity of activities such as vehicle traffic, maintenance and fueling activities, leaks and spills, and manufacturing processes in urban settings contribute heavily to the amount of pollutants present in adjacent surface waters.


Increased water temperature can decrease a water body’s ability to support certain fish and aquatic organisms and can lead to increased algal growth.



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