Stormwater Department

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 Quantity Ordinance. The Village is required to operate a stormwater program under a permit issued by EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).


The NPDES Permit itemizes required actions in six management areas that reduce stormwater pollution and assures clean water is maintained in our nation's water bodies. Although not required by regulation, Clemmons' stormwater program also manages stormwater quantity amounts resulting from new development.

Both existing and proposed development are addressed through application of local ordinance requirements and engineering analysis. Regulations limit the amount of runoff that flows from tracts of land under construction and post-construction.


Our Capital Improvement Program evaluates areas that have existing drainage problems and prioritizes structural improvement projects based on objective criteria. Numerous capital projects have been completed in the last several years that provided improved flow of runoff thereby helping to alleviate flooding issues that impact downstream properties.