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Posted on: April 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Comments Sought on Plan for Reducing Pollutants to Local Waterways

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Loudoun County is seeking public comments on a draft plan for reducing pollutants entering specific local streams: Bull Run, Goose Creek and Sugarland Run. 

The draft “Comprehensive Local TMDL Action Plan; Sediments TMDLs for Goose Creek and Bull Run, Bacteria TMDLs for Bull Run and Sugarland Run” (PDF) outlines ways that the county intends to meet requirements for reducing the quantity of pollutants entering these waterways via the county’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).  The county operates the MS4 under a permit from the state of Virginia and the permit requires the development and implementation of action plans for impaired waterways. TMDL refers to the allowed “Total Maximum Daily Load” of the pollutants allowed to restore clean water in these waterways and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. 

The draft action plan is posted online at loudoun.gov/stormwater for review and public comment. Comments on the action plan are due by Friday, May 1, 2020. 

Comments can be sent by email or by phone to the Stormwater Line, 703-777-0117. 

More information about Loudoun County’s Stormwater Management Program is available at loudoun.gov/stormwater

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