Free Stormwater Facility Training for Contractors

April 12, 2016
For Immediate Release

Free Stormwater Facility Training for Contractors to be Held April 26


Fairfax County’s Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division (MSMD) is responsible for an inventory of more than six thousand stormwater management facilities and ensures that these facilities are maintained properly and operate as designed.  

Proper operation and maintenance of these facilities helps reduce the volume of stormwater runoff and improve the quality of that runoff.  Stormwater runoff is not conveyed to a wastewater treatment plant, and therefore flows directly from the county’s drainage system, known as the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), to ponds and streams and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay.

The stormwater ordinance (effective July 1, 2014) requires long-term operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities. To assist contractors who may be hired by the county, homeowners’ associations (HOAs) or commercial enterprises, MSMD staff organized a full day of free training.

The training will cover facility maintenance issues and common remedies, and qualifies participants for eight contact hours towards the Virginia Stormwater Management Program certification offered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

This free class is scheduled for:

When:   Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:  Herrity Building, Rooms 106 and 107, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

To register, please visit

For more information, call 703-877-2800, TTY 711.


Contact: Irene Haske
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-5821 TTY 711

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