Policy Recommendation

Fairfax County launched an initiative to develop comprehensive watershed management plans for each of the 30 watersheds in the county in 2003. The overall goal of the planning process is to protect and restore the county's streams and their related natural resources.

To date, six management plans (involving 11 watersheds) have been developed and approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The final seven management plans (19 watersheds) are being developed with the goal of completing them in 2010. Information on completed and ongoing plans can be found on their respective watershed Web site.

County staff created a single list of policy and action recommendations from the first six plans. The list consists of 300 recommendations has been taken directly from the adopted text and is organized by plan name.

The 300 recommendations have been divided into eight broad categories:

  1. Best Management Practice and/or Low Impact Development Techniques
  2. Coordination
  3. Enforcement and Inspections
  4. Land-Use Policies
  5. Outreach and Education
  6. Public Facility Manual
  7. Watershed Improvements
  8. Other

Staff has consolidated the recommendations with similar objectives. The consolidated list is being vetted through an interagency work group and will be available online soon.

For additional information, please contact the Stormwater Planning Division, 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

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