Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

James Patteson,
Director

Stormwater

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.

To report a stormwater management problem, please complete this form or call the Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division at 703-877-2800, TTY 711.

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