If it only affects streams and creeks, why should I care?

Streams and creeks feed into the Rio Grande. We all need drinking water, so we are affected when that water is polluted. And, when water treatment costs rise, the price of drinking water goes up.

If you like to fish, swim or boat, you may have been affected by advisories warning you not to get into the water because it’s not safe.

Businesses and homes flooded by stormwater runoff are greatly affected.

So, you can see—when we pollute our stormwater, everyone is affected!

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