Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Meeting on Draft Water Quality Improvement Plan - Crab Creek (Montgomery County & Town of Christiansburg)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/7/2014  6:00 pm
Location Town Hall Building
100 East Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting to present the draft water quality improvement plan for reducing agricultural, residential, and urban sources of fecal bacteria and sediment in Crab Creek (Montgomery County and The Town of Christiansburg). Segments of Crab Creek do not meet state water quality standards for fecal bacteria (i.e. E. coli) and aquatic life. Elevated levels of E. coli indicate an increased risk of illness for people who come in contact with water in the affected streams. Identified sources of E. coli in these watersheds include failing septic systems, discharges of untreated human waste (i.e. straight pipes), pets, and livestock waste. Low aquatic life scores in Crab Creek are affected by sedimentation and are an indication of reduced water quality. Sediment sources include stream channel erosion, runoff from pastureland and cropland, and stormwater runoff from residential and urban areas. The public meeting provides an opportunity for citizens and interested parties to ask questions and provide comments on the plan. The meeting will begin a 30-day period during which written public comments on the plan will be accepted. The comment period will close on November 7, 2014. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the September 22, 2014 Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Chris Burcher  / Nonpoint Source Pollution Coordinator
Address: DEQ-Southwest Regional Office
355 Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4803    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-