About a month ago, I was leaving the Harris Teeter parking lot and noticed an unusual sight: water on the road. This, of course, is not uncommon to see during summer months; however, considering we were in a month-long drought, it was. I soon realized that the water was coming from a nearby stormdrain and was flooding the street. Just as expected, the floodwater was in fact harbor water and was slowly creeping its way across the oil-soaked roads of downtown Charleston.
Soon, the tide would lower, and polluted floodwater would retreat back down the stormdrains and into our waterways. This display was a clear reminder that what we put (either by accident or by design) on our roads, lawns, parking lots, or rooftops, will eventually find its way into our waterways.