Water Quality and Storm Water Management

Water Quality & Storm Water Management

  • Polluted StreamsStorm water runoff is one of the leading causes of impairment to waterways and has led to more than 1,500 beach closings at coastal and Great Lake sites in 1998. Trees planted along waterways can remove over 75 percent of the nitrates in the ground water before the pollutants reach the waterways.
  • Trees intercept water and store some of it, reducing storm water runoff and the possibility of flooding.
  • A typical medium sized tree can intercept as much as 2,380 gallons of rainfall per year.

For more information on storm water runoff view CMHC's Storm Water Management Website.

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8X 3N6
Telephone: For general information, call 311.
Email: forestry@citywindsor.ca