Clean water is not only good for the ecosystem, but it's good for the community and businesses as well. Clean waterways such as streams, creeks, and rivers bring beautiful scenery and healthy drinking water that attracts tourists to town, and keeps residents in town. This can in turn bring more people to your business.
Although it may not be at the top of the checklist on a construction site, stormwater is definitely an important factor to consider when building. When it rains on newly developed or developing sites, loose dirt can be quickly carried by stormwater into creeks and streams where it increases sediment and turbidity levels.