Storm Sewer & Drainage
Is a Storm Drain System the same thing as a Sanitary Sewer System?
Sewer systems and storm drain systems are not the same. The water that goes down a sink or toilet flows through a sewer system to a wastewater treatment plant where it is treated and cleaned before it is discharged to a waterbody. Water that flows down a driveway or street and into a gutter goes into a storm drain which goes directly to a natural body of water and is NOT treated. REMEMBER: ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN.