I expect the rain would be washing down the gutter like in the picture.
Water is important. Humans can live longer without food than they can without water. Getting clean water and keeping our water clean is a challenge.
There are little steps that you can take to help.
- Use a rain barrel to capture water from your downspouts to use for watering the flowers, etc
- Direct the downspouts away from the driveway, so the water gets into the ground to replenish the aquifer
- As you walk around town, clear the catch basins so the water will flow more freely and not carry with it any debris.
What else would you add to this listing?