Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Stormwater Management Regulations AS 9 VAC 25-870 [4 VAC 50 ‑ 60]
Action Amend Parts I, II, and III of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Permit Regulations to address water quality and quantity and local stormwater management program criteria.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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7/20/09  1:15 pm
Commenter: Nancy P. Cawood, northern Virginia resident for 30+ years

stormwater legislation

My husband and I just returned from a day long canoe trip on the Potomac River.  It has been three years since our last trip and the decrease in water quality is horiffic! Particulate matter of all descriptions (some of which looked like raw sewage) drifted throughout the depths of the water.  It was a beautiful warm sunny day with low humidity.  We dared not swim in the water.

As several other people commented "it is cheaper to take care of problems BEFORE they begin, rather than AFTER they become major problems"; or as my Mom reminded us, "An OUNCE of prevention is worth a POUND of cure". 

Regulate and require storm-water run off plans that keep our water healthy.  Please.

Nancy Cawood

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