Hamilton County Water Quality Department

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Stormwater Quiz

Queston: 1
Question: This occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over impervious surfaces like roads, parking lots, and sidewalks.

Answer: A. Stormwater runoff
Queston: 2
Question: True or False. Stormwater is treated before being discharged into the Tennessee River.

Answer: False, Sanitary sewer is treated, but stormwater is discharged directly into a local body of water.
Queston: 3
Question: Minimum Control Measures required of Hamilton County Water Quality Program are:

Answer: All of the above.
Queston: 4
Question: True or False. The best way to clean up spilled automotive fluid is with cat litter.

Answer: True. Cat litter will absorb the liquid. It should be swept up with a broom and disposed of in the trash.
Queston: 5
Question: Where is the best place to wash your car?

Answer: Car wash or on the grass
Queston: 6
Question: True or False, A watershed is the geographic area through which water flows across the land and drains into a common body of water, whether a stream, river, lake, or ocean.

Answer: True.
Queston: 7
Question: Common Pollutants are:

Answer: F. All of the above
Queston: 8
Question: True or False. It is acceptable to dump used automotive fluids, paint, or other liquids into the storm drain for disposal.

Answer: False, it is not only harmful for wildlife, it is also illegal!
Queston: 9
Question: True or False. It is okay to leave pet waste on the ground as long as it is not on a sidewalk.

Answer: False, pet waste contains harmful bacteria, parasites, and pathogens. It should always be scooped up and disposed of in the trash or flushed down the toilet.
Queston: 10
Question: This is an effective way to slow runoff and prevent flooding. It is made up of rocks and native plants. It also provides a natural habitat for worms, butterflies, and other wildlife.

Answer: C. Rain garden
Queston: 11
Question: If you see water pollution, witness any material spilled or dumped into a waterway, or observe conditions in a storm drain or stream that indicate a polluting activity has occurred, you should:

Answer: D. All of the above
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