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Stormwater Pollution Prevention

  • Never dump chemicals down storm drains.

Rainwater and the water we use on campus transfers debris, and harmful chemicals, like pesticides, fertilizers and motor oil into storm drains. Those toxins end up choking our waterways and are a threat to human and animal life. The good news is that stormwater pollution can easily be prevented. We can all positively contribute to the health and value of our local waterways. This site gives you tips on what you can do to help keep our waterways clean and information about the stormwater pollution prevention program, regulations and training opportunities.

Regulations

Stormwater draining from each campus is collected by individual storm sewer systems that function independently of each campus’ respective county or city systems.

These systems are regulated as small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The general permit authorizes NOVA’s storm sewer system to discharge into surface waters within Virginia state boundaries.

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For more information about stormwater management at NOVA or to report stormwater issues on your campus please contact:


Alexandria
Annandale
Loudoun
Manassas
Springfield
Woodbridge

703.845.6279
703.323.3268
703.450.2543
703.257.6636
703.822.6509
703.878.5655
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Volunteer
  1. Help out during environmental events.
  2. Hang environmental awareness posters in campus buildings.
  3. Affix storm drain labels to storm inlets on campus.
  4. Garden clean-up & trees, shrub & perennial plantings.
  5. Trash pick-up on campus or at a local stream.
  6. Inventorying & assessing building recycling bin placement.

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