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 impervious surfaces and into storm drains. In Fairfax County, storm drains lead to streams, not to a wastewater treatment facility. Anything that goes down a storm drain goes directly to the nearest stream, and eventually to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater Management Facilities (SWM) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) help manage the impact of stormwater runoff by reducing stormwater pollution and flooding related to stormwater runoff. To ensure that these facilities perform at optimal efficiency, they need to function at their full design capability.
In order to provide information on the county’s stormwater management program, common facility maintenance issues and common remedies, Fairfax County has designed a free Stormwater Facility Maintenance Awareness Training Program for stormwater facility maintenance contractors.
Maintenance Contractor List
As a public service and courtesy, a listing of all contractor attendees is sent to facility owners with their facility inspection reports for reference. If you are a contractor that has knowledge of stormwater maintenance and repairs and are interested in adding your company to the county Maintenance Contractor List, register for the series of six (6) 1-hour webinar modules. Once completed your company will be added to the list. The list will be updated on a quarterly basis.
Stormwater Facility Maintenance Awareness Training Program 2021
To provide this training during the COVID-19 pandemic and to increase availability for interested contractors, Fairfax County will deliver the 2021 Contractor Awareness Training virtually. Instead of the one-day training offered in previous years, this year's training will be offered in 6 different online modules each lasting approximately 1 hour.