Did you know that 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 with a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. When we leave behind pesticides, pet waste, trash and even loose soil, these pollutants can wash into our river when it rains and pollute it. Whether you’re near the bosque and the river, on the west mesa, or in the foothills of the Sandia’s, stormwater runoff from streets, arroyos, roadside ditches and underground storm sewers can carry polluted stormwater runoff directly into the river. New Mexicans must work together to keep the rio grand.
The Storm Team was formed in 2004 to educate individuals and businesses about reducing stormwater pollution by keeping trash and other pollutants out of our stormwater system. The Storm Team includes the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, 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.