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StormwaterCulvertIn 2014, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued Fauquier County a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit. This MS4 Permit regulates how Fauquier County shall manage their stormwater systems located on, or passing through, County-managed land within urbanized areas. This Permit also outlines the various day-to-day, recurring, annual, cyclic, and long-term operational and strategic requirements that are part of the overall MS4 Program.

This MS4 Permit has the ability to affect all County departments, and all residents and businesses that discharge their stormwater into County-managed stormwater systems. County departments most affected are Fauquier County Schools, Fauquier County General Services; Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department, and Fauquier County Community Development. Overall management responsibility and authority lies with the Fauquier County Administrator; however, coordination is provided by Fauquier County’s Department of Community Development.

Other entities within Fauquier County have also been issued their own MS4 Permit, including the Town of Warrenton, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Resources 

MS4_Map_Online

MS4 Annual Reports

Current MS4 Program Plan

Current MS4 TMDL Plan

FAQs

  • What is an “MS4 Permit”?
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