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 Quality Ordinance. The Village is required to operate a stormwater program under a permit issued by EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
What is Stormwater Runoff?
Stormwater runoff is the rain or melted snow that runs off all natural and developed surfaces. Streets, rooftops, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and other impervious surfaces do not permit the land to absorb stormwater and so runoff is increased dramatically from these areas. Stormwater collects pollutants from these hard surfaces and carries them to our streams, lakes and the Yadkin River, impacting the quality of these bodies of water and those downstream.
What is an impervious surface?
Any surface that does not readily absorb water and impedes the natural infiltration of water into the soil, when compared to the natural undeveloped soil characteristics. Common examples include roofs, driveways, parking areas, sidewalks, patios, tennis courts, concrete or asphalt streets, crushed stone and gravel driveways.