Storm Water Management

MS4 Permit

The College's storm water discharges are regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality via an MS4 (Small Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer Systems) Permit. As part of the permit responsibilities, PVCC must submit an MS4 Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Quality to show that we are meeting our established BMP's (Best Management Practices.) 
MS4 General Permit Annual Report
If you have any questions or would like to comment on the MS4 plan, please do not hesitate to contact the Facilities Manager at the contact information below.

Dam Management and Maintenance

The College has a permit to operate a Class III Dam. Dam inspections are performed annually and reported to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Rivanna Regional Storm Water Educational Partnership

The Rivanna Regional Storm Water Education Partnership is a collaborative effort among the local entities that hold storm water permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. These permits relate to the operation of municipal storm sewer systems and require the permit holders to achieve numerous goals related to education, outreach and public participation in storm water management. Regulatory authority for the program falls under the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board under the oversight of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

PVCC manages illicit discharges by weekly detection. The grounds supervisor visually screens all regulated outfalls for illicit discharges, including illegal dumping. If illicit discharges are observed, PVCC will implement a phased program to correct the situation.

To prevent unnecessary illicit discharges, PVCC services and washes vehicles off-site at a commercial facility.

If you notice any illicit discharges on PVCC property, or tributaries that flow onto the PVCC property, please contact PVCC's Facilities Manager at 434.961.5447.

Brochure - Prevent Water Pollution at PVCC

Presentation - Illicit Discharges and Water Pollution Prevention at PVCC