Recent Virginia Stormwater News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig Stormwater Requirements on the Horizon

Municipalities throughout the Chesapeake Bay over the past several years have anticipated and, in some cases, planned for the costs to reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff. Starting in 2013 through 2018, MS4 permittees within the Chesapeake Bay must reduce 5% of the required pollutant loading and an additional 35% from 2018 to 2023. Many localities will meet the 5% through enhanced housekeeping and best management practices, as well as the implementation of projects, but attaining the additional 35% will require significant funding.

Read more at the Richmond Times Dispatch about how Henrico County planned for funding the reductions required today and is now wrestling with how to fund even more in the future.

2015 Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Grants Announced

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the FY15 grants authorized for the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF). A total of over $21.5 million was awarded to 64 projects in 25 localities. To view a list of all recipients, visit the VADEQ.

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