Stormwater is the runoff resulting from a rain event. Problems with stormwater occur when a large amount of rainfall happens in a short period of time. The ground becomes saturated and cannot absorb the water, so it becomes runoff. Impervious surfaces such as concrete and asphalt also prevent the ground from absorbing runoff. Capital improvements address both drainage problems and water quality improvement needs.
Projects are funded through various sources and agencies. Some of the more common sources are the Town’s Stormwater Enterprise Fund, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF), Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing, and the Town’s General Fund. The stormwater enterprise fund and utility fee provide the resources needed to operate and maintain the Town’s stormwater system, fund capital improvements, and comply with the state and federal requirements of having an MS-4 program for water quality improvement.
Church, Rigby, Ellett Storm Drain Improvements
Diamond Hills Park Stream Restoration
Downtown Watershed Study
Hans Meadow Drainage Project Phase II
North Franklin Drainage Improvements
Towne Branch Stream Restoration
2017 - Blue Leaf Stream Restoration Project
2017 - Brown, Church, Lucas Storm Drain Improvements