Why Do We Pay For Stormwater Collection?

Most BSB bills reflect charges for two different services: sanitary sewer and storm water. The storm water fee supports projects to reduce sewer overflow and water pollution caused by rainwater runoff. Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, pavement, rooftops and parking lots […]

Stormwater Management Services

The stormwater utility service area is consistent with the MS4 permit boundary as designated by WV Department of Environmental Protection. The service area includes approximately 10,000 customers within the City of Beckley, Cranberry, Prosperity, Sprague, Raleigh and Dry Hill Road communities. Since 2007, The BSB’s stormwater utility has been providing stormwater management services in the […]

Your Stormwater Water Dollars at Work

Check this animated video out to learn more about the importance of proper stormwater runoff management, and how Beckley Sanitary Board uses stormwater utility dollars to properly manage our stormwater runoff. https://youtu.be/Ak-js9MPSMU

Beckley Sanitary Board Documents

Customer Service Documents Automatic Payment Form Change of Address Form Application for New Services Application for Redbrush Area Lateral Line Program Construction Documents Stormwater Commercial Packet Stormwater Single Family Resident Packet Stormwater Utility Application for Land Disturbing Permit Regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Decision Tree Pollution Prevention Checklist Stormwater Ordinances Sewer Tap Application […]

Hydrologic Newsletter

Keeping Beckley area residents informed with our Hydrologic Newsletter – the BSB presents the latest watershed info, tips on keeping wastewater free of contaminates and MORE! JANUARY 2007 MARCH 2008 JULY 2008 JANUARY 2009 APRIL 2009 OCTOBER 2009 JANUARY 2014 APRIL 2014 JULY 2014

Pollution Prevention Checklist

This inspection checklist can help your business identify possible sources of pollution. The checklist is divided into sections of areas and activities that are common sources of pollution. Taking a quick walk around your business and conducting periodic inspections is an effective way to notice any potential problems and take necessary actions. These efforts can […]

EPA Stormwater Runoff Video

This video touches on the importance of utilizing sustainable green technology to improve the ability to manage stormwater runoff and mitigate harmful pollution. https://youtu.be/CgndOG7K1aE

How To Recycle Kitchen Grease

INTRODUCTION Recycling used cooking oil and grease from fryers and other cooking equipment keeps fats, oil and grease (FOG) out of the sewer and storm drain systems. The used cooking oil and grease should be collected in sealed bins or sealed containers that can be stored outside. Use a West Virginia licensed renderer for disposal […]

West Virginia Native Plant List For Your Raingarden

Grasses Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthim latifolium)Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthim latifolium) Trees and Shrubs Alder (Alnus incana)Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)Little Henry (Itea virginica)Paw-Paw (Asimina triloba)Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea )Sixteen Candles (Clethera alnifolia)Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum densiflorum)Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)Serviceberry (Amelanchier)Winter Red (Ilex verticillata)Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) Flowers Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)Blue Flag (Iris virginica shrevei)Blue […]

How to Calculate the Size of Your Rain Garden Design

How to calculate the size of the rain garden design: 1. Determine the area of the hard surface draining to the rain garden. In this example the length of the roof (L) times the width of the roof (W) In this example 400 ft2 will be draining to the rain garden” width=”300″ height=”189″> L x […]