Stormwater Facts for Kids

Did you know...?

  • Stormwater Pollution is the number one cause of water pollution in the United States.


  • Stormwater Pollution is a problem on farms, in cities and everywhere between.

 

  • Pollution from stormwater runoff can enter our local harbors and create water pollution problems.


  • Polluted stormwater can harm shellfish, such as the Scallop.


  • On Long Island we have about 50" of rain a year! That's over 4 feet!


  • There are an average of 1,800 thunderstorms around the world at any time.


  • During a severe windstorm, the Empire State Building may sway back and forth several feet because of it's height.