Stormwater Department

Welcome to the Village of Clemmons Stormwater Department. The Stormwater Department provides professional, comprehensive stormwater management for village residents and businesses. The program's two major elements are water quality protection through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Phase II Permit Water Quality Act and Clemmons' Stormwater Quantity Ordinance. The Village is required to operate a stormwater program under a permit issued by EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Duties

The NPDES Permit itemizes required actions in six management areas that reduce stormwater pollution and assures clean water is maintained in our nation's water bodies. Although not required by regulation, Clemmons' stormwater program also manages stormwater quantity amounts resulting from new development.

Both existing and proposed development are addressed through application of local ordinance requirements and engineering analysis. Regulations limit the amount of runoff that flows from tracts of land under construction and post-construction.

Public Education and OutreachIDDE

Public Education & Outreach

The VOC maintains a public education program to provide information and help educate residents on stormwater related issues.

IDDE

The VOC performs inspections based on complaints or concerns to inspect possible Illicit Discharge into our waterways. Do your part and help by reporting anything that appears to be pollution!

construction site runoff controlsPublic Involvement and Participation

Construction Site Runoff Controls

The VOC has delegated all Sediment and Erosion control inspections and enforcement to the City of Winston. To report erosion, call 336-747-7480.

Public Involvement & Participation

The VOC works with the surrounding community to involve its citizens in volunteer cleanup events and other programs.

Pollution PreventionPost Construction Site Runoff Controls

Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping

The VOC works with local contractors on major and minor capital improvement projects throughout Clemmons to assist with drainage. 

Post-Construction Site Runoff Controls 

The VOC requires quality and quantity control stormwater devices to be installed in most development and redevelopment sites. This helps with water quality and flood control. 

Evaluations

Our Capital Improvement Program evaluates areas that have existing drainage problems and prioritizes structural improvement projects based on objective criteria. Numerous capital projects have been completed in the last several years that provided improved flow of runoff thereby helping to alleviate flooding issues that impact downstream properties.