Post Construction Site Runoff Controls
The purpose of stormwater management is to protect, maintain, and enhance public health, safety, and general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse effects of increased stormwater runoff associated with land development within the Town.
Proper management of stormwater runoff will minimize damage to public and private property, ensure a functional drainage system, reduce the effects of development on land and stream channel erosion, assist in the attainment and maintenance of water quality standards, and facilitate economic development by mitigating associated flooding and drainage impacts.
Stormwater Documents for New Development
See the Document Downloads page for required submittal documents, stormwater completion requirements, and operation and maintenance documents.
Stormwater Control Measure (SCM)
SCMs refer to engineered practices designed to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff, reduce downstream erosion, provide flood control, and promote groundwater recharge
SCMs may include both structural and nonstructural elements. Natural swales and other natural runoff conduits shall be retained where practicable, but where additional stormwater discharge control is required to satisfy the minimum control requirements, the following measures are examples of what may be used:
- Stormwater detention structures (dry basins)
- Stormwater retention structures (wet ponds)
- Bio-retention areas
- Constructed Wetlands
SCMs should be designed according to the latest version of the NCDEQ Stormwater Design Manual.