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Scott B. Smedley

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Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832-00400

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Environmental Engineering
Stormwater Capital Improvement Plan

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reissued the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit #VA0088609 on December 17, 2014.  The purpose of the permit is to control and manage stormwater and reduce the pollutants discharged from the MS4 to local waters.  In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) with the express purpose of restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by identifying the required reduction of pollution loads of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reaching the Bay.  This permit allows for the implementation of the agreement between the Commonwealth and EPA.  This agreement provided MS4 permittees a phased approach, over three five-year permit cycles, in order to meet requirements of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL conditions of the permit.

In 2013, Environmental Engineering contracted with ARCADIS Inc., to provide information on cost estimates for recommended stormwater treatment strategies in order to assist Chesterfield County in planning for future capital costs and the identification of potential stormwater projects. The document containing the analysis can be found at  Chesapeake Bay TMDL Stormwater Capital Improvement Projects. 

In Fiscal Year 2014, county staff initiated the financial planning in an effort to address the costs associated with the future requirements of the stormwater permit and water quality improvements. Environmental Engineering also initiated the construction process for three projects, Regional Stormwater Facility - LTC 20/25, Mid-Lothian Mines Park Stream Restoration and Wren Nest Stream Restoration. These projects are funded, in part, by DEQ’s Stormwater Local Assistance Fund and will assist the county in complying with the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL conditions. 

In Fiscal Year 2015, the Chesapeake Bay TMDL compliance plan listed funding for two additional projects, James River High School BMP (Best Management Practice) Retrofits and Proctors Creek Outfall Retrofits.

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Chesapeake Bay TMDL compliance plan has listed two additional projects, the Pocoshock Creek Stream Restoration and the County Safety Complex BMP Retrofits.  

In Fiscal Year 2017, the Falling Creek Reservoir Restoration will become the primary focus for achieving compliance with the TMDL mandate.  Preliminary design and engineering are scheduled for Fiscal Year 2017, land acquisition is scheduled in Fiscal Year 2018 and the physical restoration of the reservoir should begin in Fiscal Year 2020. 

For more information on the county's Capital Improvement Plan can be found at Chesterfield County Budget & Management.

The location of those projects identified for implementation and details of the planning requirements in Part I.B.1. of the county’s MS4 permit, can be found at Capital Improvement Projects for Chesterfield County, Virginia