Stormwater – Polluting Our Waterways
Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas and bare soil, and through sloped lawns. As it flows, this stormwater runoff collects and transports the following pollutants: sediment, pet waste, pesticides, fertilizer, automobile fluids (oil, grease, gasoline, antifreeze), deicing products (road salt and fertilizers), grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste, cigarette butts and other litter. The Stormwater Resources sites listed on this page are designed for stormwater officials, developers, students and homeowners in need of technical assistance on stormwater issues. Visit the site often and gather important and up-to-date information regarding stormwater!
See any violations or issues? Call our Stormwater Hotline at 828-648-2363
Stormwater Resources and Partners:
- North Carolina Division of Water Quality
- NPDES MS4 Permitting
- Land of Sky Regional Council
- Phase II Stormwater Program
- Federal NPDES Stormwater
- NC Stormwater
- Water Conservation Tips (Water Use It Wisely
Town of Canton Stormwater Management Plan and Ordinance:
The Town of Canton will develop, implement, enforce, evaluate and report to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Energy, Minerals and Land Resources (DEMLR) in order to comply with the MS4 Permit number NCS000476, as issued by NCDEQ. This permit covers activities associated with the discharge of stormwater from the MS4 as owned and operated by the Town of Canton and located within the corporate limits of the Town of Canton.