The Town of Black Mountain is required to follow rules created under the Federal Clean Water Act, which ensures stormwater is controlled and pollution within stormwater is reduced. The town engages in many tasks to achieve these goals, include installing stormwater controls on public property, improving stormwater conveyance system, reducing debris entering storm drains, and providing community education and outreach events. Stormwater flows, untreated, from town streets, rooftops, parking lots and yards and directly into the closest receiving body of water.
The Stormwater Management Program was implemented by Town Council and is coordinated by planning staff. It takes the support, collaboration and effort of each department to restore, protect, and preserve the surface waters in Black Mountain.
You may view the 2022 Stormwater Update to find out additional information and requirements.