Stormwater Administration

The Stormwater Program staff within the Engineering Division performs these core tasks:
  1. Regulatory Compliance for the City's MS4 Program
  2. Project Management for City Capital Improvement Projects
  3. Technical Support for Public Works Operations maintenance and construction projects


South River Earth Day-Inspired Clean Up

Stream Clean Up Info
Please join us for our Earth Day-Inspired South River Clean up! We hold this cleanup effort annually and are looking for more community support this year! Please sign up your organization or individually for this event to be held in April. Dates to choose between are Friday, April 23rd or Saturday, April 24th. The time slot for either date will be 9am-noon. Official date will be decided after votes are in on March 15th.

Click here to sign up! Further information will be sent to email provided.


Running out of activities for your kiddos? We've added a few stormwater related activities here for you!

Winter Watershed Activities

Here are a few fun indoor activities for winter! Each of these can printed from this site.

Winter Watershed Word Search

Word Scramble

Thirstin's Matching Game

Some of these activities can be found on the United States EPA website. Click the link below for more interactive activities for grades K-12!

US EPA Activities 

Click this image to complete the word search online!

A Winter Watershed


For starters, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy at home. This is a challenging time for everyone, therefore, we will continue to share activities you can spend time doing at home with your families.

Latest News:

*The South River Current is a new newsletter offering snapshots of various parts of our watershed community. Check out the latest and stay tuned for more!

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

*Compost Bins - We have GeoBin Compost Bins for citizens. Please email us at if you are interested in a bin.


Video Picture

Click the picture above to tour the Wayne Hills Stormwater Detention Pond with Perry!

Follow the links below to explore the web pages for some of the organizations that made this project possible: 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

VA Department of Forestry

VA Department of Conservation and Recreation

Stormwater Program Documents

  1. What is an MS-4?
  2. What does this mean?
The City was designated in 2013 as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System because of the density of urban development within the City.