Overland Park has more than 70 miles of natural streams and rivers. The water running through these streams is important to residents as well as neighbors downstream.
Clean water is critical for drinking, irrigation, agriculture, industry, fishing and recreation.
Stormwater runoff, resulting from rain storms or snowmelt, can adversely affect the quality of our water.
Stormwater runoff flows over lawns and hard surfaces - rooftops, driveways, sidewalks and streets - picking up pollution along the way. The stormwater flows directly to streams without treatment.
Residents, businesses, scientists and government agencies across the nation are working to protect water quality and stream integrity by educating the public about stormwater, or rain from a storm.