In 2011, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) issued the City an NPDES Phase II permit that regulates stormwater discharges into city storm drains. There are six minimum measures the City is required to perform in order to meet the program goals:
- Public information and outreach
- Public involvement and participation
- Illicit discharge detection and elimination
- Construction site runoff controls
- Post construction site runoff controls
- Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations
The City maintains a stormwater "hotline" for reporting issues relating to drainage, illegal discharges into the City's stormwater drainage system, and for obtaining general information about our local program for keeping our streams clean. For questions and comments, click link below or call.
What You Can Do
There are a variety of ways individual households can do their part to improve our ability to address stormwater issues and to prevent runoff from transporting pollutants into local streams that feed into Falls Lake. To help you learn more about other ways you can do your part to improve the health of our local water bodies, click here.
You may also want to visit Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP) for more tips on how you can help protect North Carolina’s water.
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