Virginia Stormwater Regulations Approved – Now What?

Prior to the Memorial Day holiday (May 24th to be exact), the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board unanimously adopted the revised stormwater regulations. The new regs have been seven years in the making, so the uncertainty and speculation that has surrounded this process is finally behind us. The new rules require increased levels of stormwater quality and quantity control to  “benefit water quality throughout the state,” said David Dowling, policy and planning director for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The new rules should not take effect until October. The regs represent a compromise between those changes being advocated by both the development community and environmentalists.

The complete Regulations are located on DCR’s web site at

Have you or your organization prepared for this moment? How will you change the way you look at and deal with stormwater as a result of these new regulations? Let us know your thoughts.