What we do


The City’s stormwater program is a requirement established by the federal government’s Clean Water Act (CWA), which is dedicated to implementing broad-based watershed strategies to reduce water pollution.  The federal government requires the City of Asheville, and all similarly-sized U.S. cities, to create and maintain stormwater programs in an effort to restore and maintain the integrity of our nation’s waters by dramatically reducing water pollution.

Other primary initiatives:

  • Reduce stormwater infrastructure failures which may cause property damage and loss of life
  • Reduce flooding on streets and private property
  • Reduce environmental degradation due to sedimentation, erosion and illicit discharge

Notice: If you see emergency sediment, erosion, or illicit discharge violations within the city limits during normal business hours, weekdays 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., call 828-232-4567.  After normal business hours or on weekends and holidays, please contact our on-call duty officer at 828-251-1122.

Part of the Stormwater division’s mission is public education and outreach. To learn more or to request someone to speak to your group or organization, call the Stormwater Quality Specialist at 828-259-5401 or view Public Outreach for more information.


Contact Information

To connect with staff, visit the Contact Information page for current listing.

161 South Charlotte Street, Second Floor, Asheville, NC  28801

Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to  5:30 p.m.

Mailing Address – PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC  28802

Phone:  828-232-4567

 


Updated 11/19/2020


 

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