What is Stormwater?

What is Stormwater?

What Is Stormwater? Where Does It Go? Beckley’s creeks, lakes and rivers all depend upon water to soak into the ground to replenish ground water levels. However, unmanaged runoff can cause problems in urbanized areas. When storm water flows over the ground and other...
Impervious Surface

Impervious Surface

What is Impervious Surface? The Beckley Stormwater Ordinance defines “Impervious area” as land area covered by buildings, pavement, gravel or other material that significantly inhibits stormwater from penetrating the soil.  Because of its composition or...
Storm Drain Marking

Storm Drain Marking

Storm Drain Marking Our curbside storm drains can be a major channel for pollution. Many people dump oil, paint, trash and other pollutants into these storm drains, unaware that they empty directly into nearby waterways. After heavy rains, storm water runs off our...
EPA Water Regulations and MS4

EPA Water Regulations and MS4

Local stormwater regulations recently became necessary because of new regulatory programs at the federal and state levels.  Our local program must comply with these regulations or face significant civil penalties.  The applicable regulations that serve as a basis for...
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination An illicit discharge is defined by the US EPA as “any discharge into a separate storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of storm water”. Typically, illicit discharges enter a storm sewer system either through direct...
Disposal of Fats, Oils, and Grease in your Home

Disposal of Fats, Oils, and Grease in your Home

Residential FOG Many of the problems caused by Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) in the sewer system originate from food waste poured down drains in homes. Although the wastewater collection system is owned, managed and maintained by BSB, greater Beckley area benefits from...