Construction Site Runoff Controls (Sedimentation and Erosion Control)
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.
The Town of Fuquay-Varina administers the sedimentation and erosion control program within the Town's jurisdiction in accordance with the North Carolina Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973. Erosion and sedimentation control permits are required for construction sites that disturb an area of 1 acre or greater. Construction plans are reviewed to ensure new development complies with requirements of the Land Development Ordinance - §9-1407 SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL.
Sediment and Erosion Control Documents for New Development
See the Document Downloads page for required submittal documents.
Erosion Control Devices
Erosion control devices must be installed to prevent offsite sedimentation for any land-disturbing activity regardless of the size of the land disturbance. All soil erosion and sedimentation control plans and measures must conform to the minimum applicable standards specified in the most current North Carolina Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual and the most current Town’s Standard Specifications & Construction Details - Section 050.02 SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL.
See DEMLR NPDES Construction Program for NCG01 permitting, information, and self-inspection templates.