What are those openings in the curb along roads?
Those curbs are called storm drains and their function is to remove the storm runoff from the roadway. Those "mouths" in the curb lead to pipes that run directly to the nearest canal or lagoon. The good news is they keep the roads and private property from flooding. The bad news is, although convenient, it destroys the quality of our waters and the habitat that it supports. Storm runoff is the greatest threat to our national waters' health. Keep our curbs clean!

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1. How do I report a pollutant discharge violation?
2. Am I in a flood zone?
3. How is storm runoff treated?
4. What are the laws regulating the discharge of stormwater?
5. How much runoff can there possibly be from Cocoa Beach?
6. Can we ever stop all the runoff into our waters?
7. Why is dredging considered a stormwater activity?
8. What is muck?
9. What are those openings in the curb along roads?