Stormwater: The flow of water that
results from precipitation and which occurs immediately following rainfall or as
a result of snowmelt.
To learn more about stormwater visit the state's
Stormwater & Runoff Pollution website at
||From January 2nd through January 14th, our Stormwater Technician
Emily Harrison along with Lenny the Lifeguard visited the 5th grade
classrooms at Morgan and Clemmons Elementary to talk to the students and
educate them about the effect of Stormwater Runoff. Along with an
oral presentation, she also had a demo drop inlet to show the students
what goes down the storm drain comes out unaffected. She took the
students outside to show the different stormwater practices that are
around them every day and also played a game that showed how stormwater
pollution can affect the Water Cycle.
|Here are some pictures from Clemmons Elementary.
|Here are some pictures from Morgan Elementary.
Spring 2013 Clean-Up
On Saturday, April 20th, the Stormwater Department held the annual
Spring Cleanup in Clemmons. Nine miles of roadway were cleaned by
volunteers. Thirty-five bags of trash (and two tires!) were picked
up. Everyone who participated said they had a great time and look
forward to helping out again next year.
We would like to thank our sponsors: Waste Management, Clemmons
Family Dental, New Horizon's Child Care Inc., Twin City Pediatrics,
Hanesbrands Inc., Subway at Tanglewood Commons, Simply Tart, Time to
Eat, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Biscuitville.
||We would also like to thank the local businesses who donated door
prizes for our volunteers: Accu-Wrench Automotive, Clemmons
Courier, Clemmons Bicycle, Clemmons Kitchen, Don's Fine Jewelry, Great
Clips Clemmons, Hip Chics Boutique, Mossy's, Pete's Family Restaurant,
Qwik Lube, Ronni's Restaurant, Skateland USA, Subway at Tanglewood
Commons, Time to Eat, Villa Grill, Waste Management and Wilson's Flower
Without local businesses generous support, this yearly
celebration of keeping Clemmons clean would not be possible!
You're never to young to learn...
On April 25th, Lenny the Lifeguard with Stormwater
Technician Emily Harrison went to New Horizon's Child Care in Clemmons
and talked with the 5 year olds about how stormwater and pollution do
not mix. Stories were read to the students along with picture
recognition of nature versus trash items. A fun time was had by all. Here is a picture of
Lenny and his helpers.
|Our First Rain Garden
- March 2012
James Bess, with Boy Scout Troop 731, worked with the Village of
Clemmons Stormwater Department in creating a rain garden at the corner
of Stadium Drive and Ridgecrest Drive. The purpose of the rain
garden is to take advantage of rainwater runoff from different types of
surfaces and slow down the runoff so it can be absorbed into the ground
watering the native plants instead of flowing down stormdrains which can
cause erosion, flooding and/or water pollution. With stormwater
runoff being considered one of the main sources of water pollution, rain
gardens are used to help filter the water and help reduce potential
water quality problems elsewhere. Besides helping different
stormwater practices, rain gardens can also increase the number and
diversity of birds and butterflies for people to enjoy as they walk by.
1. Spreading out the bio media.
3. The crew who helped work on the rain garden.
2. Placing the rock around the rain garden.
|4. The final project. Looks good!
Our Second Stormwater Capital Improvement Project
||Our second Stormwater Capital Improvement Project, located just off
of Knob Hill Drive, was completed at the end of 2011. The Public Works staff has "daylighted"
the stream by removing the pipe that the stream was running through and
redirecting the water through a channel. The goal is to restore
the stream back to a more natural state. This project will help
with flooding and water quality issues in the neighborhood.
Educating Our Young Citizens
During the week of November 28, 2011 our Stormwater Technician Emily
Harrison visited the 5th grade classrooms at Morgan and Clemmons Elementary to
talk to the students and educate them about the importance of Stormwater Runoff.
Along with an oral presentation, she also had a demo drop inlet to show the
students what goes down the storm drain comes out unaffected. She took the
students outside to show the different stormwater practices that are around them
Lenny the Lifeguard says...
to keeping our
streams and ponds
Please visit Facebook and like Lenny!
Lenny the Lifeguard is quite the celebrity...
We'll return after a word from
|The Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership is a collaboration of sixteen local
governments in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, including the
Village of Clemmons, working together to educate residents about stormwater and
water quality issues, including non-point source pollution, regulations, and
best management practices. To find out what the partnership is up to,
check out http://www.piedmontwaterquality.org/.
Stormwater Management Permit
|All proposed development and redevelopment
sites within the Village of Clemmons must apply for a Stormwater Management
Permit including sites that may be eligible for an exemption from
post-construction stormwater quality management requirements per 3-1.5(E) of
Chapter C, Article III of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The
permit shall be approved and issued by the Village Stormwater Administrator upon
demonstrated and approved compliance with applicable watershed protection and
stormwater quality management requirements of Chapter C, Article III of the UDO.
|Storm Drain Marking Program
Help curb pollution in Clemmons!
Volunteers needed to mark storm drains in neighborhoods.
The Village of Clemmons' storm drain marking program is a way for volunteers to
get involved in improving the water quality of the village's streams and lakes.
Markers are placed on storm drains to remind citizens to not dump pollutants
into the drains. Informational doorhangers will be distributed to nearby
residents during the storm drain marking event.
It is a common misunderstanding that stormwater is treated before it reaches our
waterways. Many residents pour oil, paint, cigarette butts, yard waste and
other pollutants right into the storm drains because they think the water gets
cleaned before it reaches the Yadkin River. That is not how it works and
stormwater pollution can seriously impact water quality in Clemmons.
- All volunteers should be at least 10 years of age and will be supervised
by one or more adults (21 years or older).
- All volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the
event. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have their
parents sign the waiver.
- Groups will be divided into teams of two to five members.
- All markers will be placed within the public rights of way and not on
- All storm drain marking supplies will be furnished by the Village of
For more information, see contact information at bottom of page.
|Bills for the Stormwater
fee were sent with Forsyth County property tax bills to the Village of
Clemmons residents. The fee is due, as is your tax bill, September 1st and will be past due January 5.
Stormwater Fee - Frequently Asked Questions
Get your questions answered
The Village of Clemmons' Stormwater Engineer is Mike Gunnell. If you have stormwater questions or concerns, you may contact
Mike by telephone at 766-9170 or by e-mail at
*Link is to a web site external to Village of Clemmons (Disclaimer)