Stormwater Management

Stormwater runoff is a leading source of water pollution.  Stormwater runoff can harm surface waters such as rivers, lakes, and streams; which in turn cause or contribute to water quality standards being exceeded.

The City of Washington operates a stormwater utility established and guided by the Stormwater Management Ordinance, the Tar-Pamlico River Basin Stormwater Management Program, along with a number of City policies that address the key principles and requirements of managing the stormwater system.  The stormwater utility was established to properly manage the environmental impact of stormwater pollution and to improve the drainage capability of areas that are susceptible to flooding.

The Stormwater Management Program entails the following:  Education and Outreach, Public Involvement and Participation, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC), Post-Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and Redevelopment, and Pollution Prevention, and Good Housekeeping.

Click on the links below for program information and application.


Click on the links below for your Annual SCM Report Checklists.


For questions or problems, please contact:
Stormwater Hotline - (252) 359-1074
mapple@washingtonnc.gov