Stormwater is any type of precipitation that runs over the ground and drains into a gutter, ditch, storm drain, river, pond, or lake. When stormwater runs across the ground it picks up pollutions such as grass clippings, fertilizer, litter, cigarette butts, motor oil from leaking cars, and brake dust. Polluted stormwater negatively affects our water quality and can lead to both economic and health problems because it is released into our waterways without being treated.
In fulfillment of the Clean Water Act and state stormwater regulations, Botetourt County is working to increase public knowledge of stormwater pollution and its effect on water quality. This is implemented through public education and outreach, public involvement and participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site control, post-construction management and development, and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.
To report an Erosion & Sediment/Stormwater violation or to register a drainage related complaint, email Erosion & Sediment/Stormwater.
- 2019 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (PDF)
- Botetourt County Stormwater Management Ordinance (PDF)
- Botetourt County VSMP Policies and Procedures (PDF)
- New Single-Family Dwelling Flowchart (PDF)
- Single Family Detached Residential Structure Coverage Letter (PDF)
- 2019 CGP Notice of Termination (PDF)
- 2019 CGP Registration Statement (PDF)
- 2019 CGP Transfer Ownership Agreement (PDF)
- Agreement In Lieu of a Stormwater Management Plan (PDF)
- Request for Waiver, Modification, or Field Change (PDF)
- Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance Agreement (PDF)
- SWPPP Template for Single Family Residence in a Common Plan of Development or Sale (PDF)