How much water passes through the system?

On a typical dry summer day, many gallons flow through the system. This flow comes from over watered lawns, fire hydrant pressure releases, and car washes throughout the city, just to name a few. In a heavy rainstorm, this flow can increase by many, many gallons.

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1. Why isn’t the City of Abilene widening or deepening the creeks in Abilene?
2. What are "Best Management Practices" (BMP)?
3. What is a detention pond?
4. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
5. Can drainage structures be cleaned out before a storm event?
6. Can filters or screens be installed at the inlets of detention ponds and storm drains?
7. Why isn't a net/fence/barrier installed at the end of the storm drain channels to catch all of the trash?
8. Why doesn't the City build a stormwater treatment facility?
9. What kinds of pollutants are found in the storm drain system?
10. How much water passes through the system?