Stormwater Management in the Town of Warrenton
Why do we need stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater for all new development and redevelopment.
Any incidents during normal working hours should be directed to the Town at (540) 347-1101. For after-hours emergencies, call 911 or for all non-emergency incidents, call (540) 347-1100.
To help answer some of your stormwater management questions, the Town of Warrenton has developed some guides for homeowners as well as private owners of stormwater facilities located in the Town. Please click on the links below to view a copy of each guide.
Maintaining Your Stormwater Pond or BMP - click here
SWM-BMP Inspection Checklist *Updated Forms Below*
ATTENTION - Privately owned and managed SWM BMP facility Annual Inspections are due each year by June 30.
- Conservation Open Space
- Constructed Wetland
- Dry Pond
- Dry Swale
- Extended Detention
- Filtering Practices
- Grass Swale
- Level Spreader
- Permeable Pavement
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Soil Amendment
- Vegetated Roof
- Wet Pond
- Wet Swale
Municipal Stormwater 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
Warrenton Waterways Cleanup Initiative (WWCI) - click here
The Town of Warrenton offers neighborhood stormwater education walks and activities. To schedule a walk or to discuss an activity, please contact Dina Hermoso, the MS4 Stormwater Program Administrator at email@example.com
For information on clean water stewardship programs in the Town of Warrenton, email: firstname.lastname@example.org