Storm Water Management in the Town of Warrenton
Why do we need storm water management?
As the landscape becomes more developed, forests and farmlands are being converted into shopping malls and housing developments. Impervious surfaces such as parking lots, roads or rooftops, cannot absorb water as the native soil and vegetation could. This causes significant increases in the volume and speed of storm water runoff during rainstorms.
Anyone who has impervious surfaces on their property contributes to the total amount of runoff going to the streams and tributaries. A rooftop, an asphalt driveway or a patio can all contribute to runoff. The steady growth in this region is slowly adding impervious surfaces to the land. Between the years of 1990 and 2000, Virginia experienced a 45% increase in impervious surfaces statewide. To counteract these impacts, the Town has adopted regulations that require management of storm water for all new development and redevelopment.
To help answer some of your storm water management questions, the Town of Warrenton has developed some guides for homeowners as well as private owners of storm water facilities located in the Town. Please click on the links below to view a copy of each guide.
Maintaining Your Storm Water Pond or BMP - click here
SWM-BMP Inspection Checklist - click here
Municipal Storm Water Toolbox for Maintenance Practices - click here
MS4 Program Property Owner's Guide - click here
Tips for Pet Owners - click here
Adopt a Stream Program - click here
Adopt a Stream Program Application - click here
Storm Drain Medallion Program - click here
The Town of Warrenton offers neighborhood storm water education walks and activities. To schedule a walk or to discuss an activity, please contact Ron Battaglia, MS4 Stormwater Program Coordinator at email@example.com
Storm Water Management