Stormwater Management

The purpose of the Stormwater Management Program is to improve and protect the health and safety of the residents and natural environment by constructing, maintaining, and monitoring the City's stormwater infrastructure, addressing stormwater quality and quantity concerns, meeting/exceeding federal and state stormwater regulations and educating citizen's on the importance of stormwater management and how it effects our communities.

MS4 Program Overview

Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) are regulated under the Virginia Stormwater Management Act and the Clean Water Act.

Stormwater Facility Transfer Program

The Residential Stormwater Facility Transfer Program provides Property Owners Associations an opportunity to transfer certain operational and maintenance functions of their retention or detention ponds over to the City of Suffolk.

Stormwater Pro Rata Policy

Any development or subdivision of land within the City of Suffolk shall share the cost of providing reasonable and necessary drainage facilities through payment of a pro rata share assessment.

Resilience Plan

The City of Suffolk has developed a Resilience Plan to meet the requirements of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) grant program.   

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

A TMDL is the calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant allowed to enter a waterbody so that the waterbody will meet and continue to meet water quality standards for that particular pollutant. A TMDL determines a pollutant reduction target and allocates load reductions necessary to the source(s) of the pollutant.