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Stormwater, also spelled storm water, is water that originates from rain, including snow and ice melt. Stormwater can soak into the soil (infiltrate), be stored on the land surface in ponds and puddles, evaporate, or runoff. Most runoff is conveyed directly to nearby streams, rivers, or other water bodies (surface water) without treatment.
In natural landscapes, such as forests, soil absorbs much of the stormwater. Plants also reduce stormwater by improving infiltration, intercepting precipitation as it falls, and by taking up water through their roots. In developed environments, unmanaged stormwater can create two major issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants the water is carrying (water pollution).
Stormwater is also an important resource as human population and demand for water grow, particularly in arid and drought-prone climates. Stormwater harvesting techniques and purification could potentially make some urban environments self-sustaining in terms of water.

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    NSW stormwater runoff from council property

    We have changed the use of part of our property.The local council has directed road stormwater runoff to our property when the subdivision was done. We changed the usage due to the erosion caused to our property and the access to this area by the water runoff. We are on acreage. We now want them...
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    NSW Stormwater inundating my backyard from neighbours property - easement question

    I have a rear neighbour whose yard is higher than mine. His yard slopes down towards the back fence. The street is also higher, so his stormwater (and all 14 neighbours next to him, are "higher" than me) but lower than their front street, so their stormwaters connect to a pipe in their backyard...
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    TAS Permission for stormwater access

    Please can someone advise me. The block I bought was subdivided two years ago. On the planning docs it is tickedt off as having access to a reticulated stormwater point as per regulations. It does not. The stormwater connection is 10m away on an easement be on neighbour's land. It is not...