Why can’t I drain my pool into the street?

The chemicals in chlorinated and saltwater pools can kill fish and pollute the water. Drain treated pool water onto a grassy or planted area where the water can be absorbed by the soil. Dechlorinate the water. Any pool care company can test and neutralize the pool water.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. Why is there a concern about stormwater quality?
3. What does lawn care and pet waste have to do with stormwater pollution?
4. How can washing my car affect stormwater runoff?
5. Why can’t I drain my pool into the street?
6. I am a commercial property owner and only have concrete sidewalks and an asphalt parking lot; do any of the stormwater issues really affect me?
7. What is an illicit discharge and what are the consequences?
8. Who can I call to report an illicit discharge?
9. Where can I find more information?