Stormwater Management

What is Stormwater Management?

Stormwater Management is the process of controlling the runoff from precipitation (rain or snow) that flows off of impervious surfaces like parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, and rooftops.  Left unchecked, stormwater flows from these hard surfaces to streets, gutters and storm drains where the untreated runoff flows directly into nearby waterways.  

Stormwater runoff does not go to a treatment plant before discharging into the area's receiving waters.  So it will carry pollutants like motor oil, pet waste, fertilizers, pesticides, grass clippings, leaves, litter and sediment into nearby waterways.  All of these are pollutants that negatively impact the water quality of our rivers, streams, creeks and ponds.  

  • EPA Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview
  • Stormwater Management Plan
  • Stormwater Management FAQs
  • Stormwater Management Department Overview
  • 25 Stormwater Facts 
  • Carolina Heelsplitter Presentation
  • Understanding the MS4 Program
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