Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow that flows over the ground. Land in a natural condition soaks up the water. In areas with buildings, roads and parking lots, the water flows over these surfaces into storm drains. Storm drains lead to streams, not to a wastewater treatment facility. Anything that goes down a storm drain goes directly to the nearest stream. Stormwater management controls this polluted runoff by sending it through the storm drainage system and then to lakes and streams. This reduces the pollution that reaches the Chesapeake Bay and helps prevent flooding.
- Participate in the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan Revision
- Americana Park Meadow Planting - Volunteers needed Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30
- Pollinator Garden Planting - Volunteers needed Thursday, May 12 and Saturday, May 14
- The Stream Crime Investigation (SCI) lab won a 2015 award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Virginia Association of Counties (VACo)
- The Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program is a competitive application process to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods by supporting projects and initiatives that assist in achieving the county's vision elements. For more information see the Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program website or call 703-324-5639, TTY 711.
- Car Washing the Right Way
- Countywide Stormwater Service District
- Fishes of Fairfax County Poster
- How is Stormwater Related to Drinking Water and Wastewater?
- Litter | Stream Litter
- Proper Discharge of Swimming Pool Water
- Public Service Announcements (Videos) - Dog Waste, Stop Bagging Our Streams, Please Don't Litter, How to Report Illegal Dumping into Stormdrains or Streams
- What's that Stuff in the Stream?
Industrial and Commercial
- Dead Run Stream Restoration - McLean Central Park
- Franklin Park Chesterbrook Neighborhood
- Huntington Levee
- Pohick Creek Stream Restoration at Queen Victoria
- Quander Road Outfall Restoration - Mount Vernon
- Turkey Run Stream Restoration (Accotink Creek)
- Wolftrap Creek Stream Restoration (Difficult Run)
- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit
- Public Design Standards - Public Facilities Manual (See Chapter 6)
- Stormwater Management Ordinance, Chapter 124