The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines stormwater as a rainwater or melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites. When stormwater is absorbed into soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers.
The Town of Waynesville utilizes its Stormwater Management Plan to improve local water quality and comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) and the applicable provisions of the Clean Water Act. The Stormwater Management Plan comprises Public Education and Outreach, Public Participation, Construction Site Runoff Controls, Post-Construction Site Runoff Controls, IDDE (Illicit Discharge, Detention and Elimination), Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping, and Annual Self-Assessments. The goal of the stormwater program is to preserve, restore, and protect local waterways as well as address the needs of the local community.
The Town of Waynesville Stormwater Map is located on the arcgis.com website. The map is updated periodically. It contains the following layers:
- Municipal and private SCMs within the Town of Waynesville- type, ownership, and date of the last inspection;
- Outfalls and culverts
- Storm drains
- Catch basins
- Waynesville Hydro Clip- major streams;
- Grease traps
- Zoning Districts
- Town of Waynesville boundaries
Other stormwater maps:
Outfalls Map (as of September 21, 2023)
Stormwater questions or to report an illicit discharge:
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Development Services: email: email@example.com or call: (828) 356-1172
Haywood Waterways: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (828) 476-4667 EXT 10
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Call: (828) 456-5363
NC Department of Environmental Quality Hotline
When calling, please be prepared to share the following information: time/date, location, and description of the issue
Please check the sections in the drop-down menu below to learn about our stormwater program.