New Stormwater Regulations will be implemented on July 1, 2014. Virginia’s revised stormwater management regulations became effective on September 13, 2011, but will be implemented on July 1, 2014.
As a result of the new regulations, the following procedural changes and updates should be noted:
- The City of Suffolk Department of Public Works Engineering will be administering the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) and will review and approve all Construction General Permit applications.
- The fees for plan review and the Construction General Permit have increased. Please see the Public Works Plan Review Fee Calculation Sheet.
- Most new land-disturbing projects are subject to the new technical criteria of 0.41 pounds per acre per year of phosphorus.
- The Public Facilities Manual has been revised to reflect these changes and to provide guidelines for development in the City of Suffolk.
Welcome to the City of Suffolk's Department of Public Works
Listed below are the many divisions within the Public Works Department, and the services which they provide:
- Administration - provides oversight for the other division's activities, as well as maintaining a close working relationship with the citizens of Suffolk and our City Council.
- Engineering/Stormwater Division - provides construction inspection services and plan review services to commercial and residential projects, project management services for Capital Improvements Projects; oversees stormwater environmental programs and illicit discharge programs; and provides property acquisition services.
- Fleet Management - supports other City departments and agencies by ensuring that City vehicles and equipment are available, dependable, and safe to operate; Fleet Management is currently responsible for approximately 1200 City vehicles and equipment, including police vehicles, fire and rescue apparatus, refuse/sanitation trucks, highway paving equipment, tractors, automobiles, pickup trucks, emergency generators, mowers, and much more.
- Grounds Division - is responsible for the upkeep and ground maintenance for City facilities and cemeteries.
- Mosquito Control - provides spraying, larviciding, and surveillance for mosquitoes throughout the city.
- Refuse Division - oversees trash collection services in the City, as well as coordinating with our recycling contractor to ensure that all citizens receive the best service possible.
- Roadways Division - provides a variety of maintenance and services/repairs, including potholes, paving, bridge repair, ditch maintenance, litter control, removal of dead animals, permits, and street improvements.
- Traffic Engineering - evaluates, repairs, and upgrades traffic markings, signage, traffic lights and traffic signals; performs traffic and speed studies; also administers the City's street lighting program.
- Transit - operates the local public transportation bus routes through a partnership with Virginia Regional Transit.