City of Fayetteville Stormwater Division
Stormwater is the runoff that results from rainfall. As this water flows over construction sites, farm fields, lawns, driveways, parking lots, and streets, 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 to local water bodies. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as roof tops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, thus increasing the potential for flooding form 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.
Greg Caison, Stormwater Manager (910) 433-1649
City’s Stormwater Program Marks 20 Years!
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the City of Fayetteville’s Stormwater Division. 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