What Is Stormwater? As the name suggests, Stormwater is wastewater that is the result of a storm. Stormwater occurs when there is nowhere for the water that results from a storm to go. This is often a by product of urbanisation, as there is a limited amount of natural ways for stormwater to drain away, and once the man made systems are at overcapacity then stormwater can become an issue.
One of the issues that comes with urbanisation in heavily populated areas, is Stormwater and Stormwater Management. Stormwater is water that occurs as a result of precipitation, but can also be associated with melting snow. When stormwater is not absorbed by the ground, it is known as surface runoff.