When: Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Manassas City Council Chambers, 9027 Center Street, Manassas
New standards for stormwater have been proposed by the Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation. Significant improvements are proposed.
The changes include reductions to the amount of pollutants discharged and raise the standard to address everyday rainstorms, a major factor in stream degradation.
The proposal also emphasizes stormwater methods that mimic how natural systems handle runoff.
Developers say the proposed rules are unreasonable. They would take buildable land and cost way too much.
Both environmental organizations and state agencies are anticipating a huge turnout from developers opposing the new rules.
Your support for DCR will help them hold fast and not weaken the rules when faced with significant pressure from developers.
You can read the proposed rules here
. You don't have to be a watershed engineer to participate. DCR needs to know that citizens are concerned with stormwater runoff, drainage issues, flooding, degraded creeks and rapidly vanishing green open space.
Plan to attend the public meeting. You can support high standards and learn more about stormwater management.