Stormwater is a leading source of pollution in the Rio Grande.

We rely on the Rio Grande for drinking water, but it is also a home to a fragile ecosystem including a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. The river needs our protection to remain clean. Human activities leave behind materials like pesticides, pet waste, trash and even loose soil that can wash into our river and pollute it. Even far from the Rio Grande, stormwater runoff from streets, arroyos, roadside ditches and underground storm sewers can carry polluted water directly into the river. The good news is that your positive actions can do much to protect the Rio Grande.

The Stormwater Team was formed in 2004 to educate individuals and businesses on how to reduce stormwater pollution by keeping trash and other pollution out of our stormwater system. We are dedicated to educating children, adults and businesses on how they can reduce stormwater pollution to keep our river clean. The Stormwater Team includes the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the City of Albuquerque, the City of Rio Rancho, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the Town of Bernalillo, the Village of Corrales and the Village of Los Ranchos.

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