Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri

703-324-5500
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 449, Fairfax, Va 22035

Craig Carinci,
Director, Stormwater Planning

Stormwater News, Videos and Podcasts

 

Stormwater Management News

Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Landing Page - Potomac Riverkeeper Network
- In August 2022, Grammy-award winning singer Lorde shocked fans at the Anthem when she told them she swam in the Potomac so she could feel like she was part of the DMV community. Little did she know, the Potomac River has been banned from swimming activity since 1971 due to pollution. The good news? Hard work by our regional wastewater and stormwater professionals have gotten the 450-mile river closer to being swimmable, and Lorde was feeling fine after her swim.
man holding up girl in a pool
- Draining swimming pool water incorrectly may harm aquatic life, flood neighboring properties and violate the Stormwater Management Ordinance of the Fairfax County Code. This includes drainage from above ground pools.
Public Works Ready and Resilient. National Public  Works Week May 15-21, 2022 APWA
- More than 900 employees in the Fairfax County DPWES will join over 30,000 colleagues throughout the U.S. and Canada to recognize National Public Works Week from May 15 through May 21.

Stormwater Management Videos

EnviroPod episode 19 features Shannon Curtis, Chief, Watershed Assessment Branch, and Host Scott Coco talking about human activity on the land and how that affects stream and watershed health. Curtis also discusses the Bandalong trash trap that was recently installed in Little Hunting Creek that is successfully capturing floating trash. Litter is a problem for the critters who live in the streams in Fairfax County.

Learn about the environment in Fairfax County. Listen to EnviroPod.

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