Stormwater Management Plan

The City of Lenoir contracts with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) to administer the City's stormwater management plan.

The purpose of this Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) is to establish and define the means by which the City of Lenoir will comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and the applicable provisions of the Clean Water Act to meet the federal standard of reducing pollutants in stormwater runoff to the maximum extent practicable.

Click the following link to download the full plan, Stormwater Management Plan (PDF).

This SWMP identifies the specific elements and minimum measures that the City of Lenoir will develop, implement, enforce, evaluate and report to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Energy, Minerals and Land Resources (DEMLR) in order to comply with the MS4 Permit number NCS000474, as issued by NCDEQ. This permit covers activities associated with the discharge of stormwater from the MS4 as owned and operated by the City of Lenoir and located within the corporate limits of the City of Lenoir.

In preparing this SWMP, the City of Lenoir has evaluated its MS4 and the permit requirements to develop a comprehensive 5-year SWMP that will meet the community’s needs, address local water quality issues and provide the minimum measures necessary to comply with the permit. The SWMP will be evaluated and updated annually to ensure that the elements and minimum measures it contains continue to adequately provide for permit compliance and the community’s needs.

Once the SWMP is approved by NCDEQ, all provisions contained and referenced in this SWMP, along with any approved modifications of the SWMP, are incorporated by reference into the permit and become enforceable parts of the permit. Any major changes to the approved SWMP will require resubmittal, review and approval by NCDEQ, and may require a new public comment period depending on the nature of the changes. 

City of Lenoir corporate limits map from Stormwater Management Plan Opens in new window

This Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) applies throughout the corporate limits of the City of Lenoir, including all regulated activities associated with the discharge of stormwater from the MS4. The map below shows the corporate limits of City of Lenoir as of the date of this document. Click the image above or the following link to download the plan, Stormwater Management Plan (PDF).