City of Fayetteville Stormwater Division
Stormwater is the resulting precipitation from rain and storm events. Stormwater runoff is generated from rain and snowmelt that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. As this water flows over these areas, it picks up sediment, nutrients, bacteria, metals, pesticides, and other pollutants. Unlike sanitary sewers that go to a treatment plant, most stormwater is discharged directly into local water bodies. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as rooftops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, thus increasing the potential for flooding from greater volumes of runoff entering the City's stormwater system at a faster rate.
The Stormwater Division maintains a 24-hour HOTLINE at 910-433-1613 to answer your stormwater questions and/or report stormwater problems related to drainage or pollution.
City’s Stormwater Program Marks Over 20 Years!
The 20th anniversary of the City of Fayetteville’s Stormwater Division was observed in 2015. In July 1995, the City was issued a municipal stormwater discharge permit from the State and EPA. Since then, the Stormwater Division has worked diligently to protect the environment by implementing provisions of the permit. The Stormwater Division has developed a press release of a few of their accomplishments which can be viewed here. The Stormwater Division, along with the City of Fayetteville is committed to improving stormwater and continues to develop new programs to address concerns.
Fee Credit Information
Commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners in Fayetteville may be credited a portion of their City stormwater fee if they manage their stormwater runoff through onsite water quality or quantity structural Best Management Practices. Some owners may be eligible to receive as much as an 80 percent fee credit if they meet one, two or all of three requirements. For information on the requirements, please download the Stormwater Fee Credit Manual.
Applications must be received by April 15 of each year to be considered for the credit. If you have any questions, please contact the Stormwater Division at 910-433-1613.
Learn More About the City's Stormwater Division
- What is Stormwater?
- History of the City of Fayetteville Stormwater Program
- Stormwater Projects
- Stormwater Inspections
- Stormwater Public Education and Involvement
- Stormee's Corner
- Stormwater Management Ordinance
- Stormwater FAQ's
- Stormwater Related Documents
- Solve the Kids Monthly Trivia Question!
- Engineering and Infrastructure Home
- Hurricane Preparedness
- Stormwater Management Plan
- Person Street Innovative Stormwater Greenscape
- Watershed Basin Map