The TJSWCD provides technical support for several programs that are administered by one or more of our local governing bodies. We will gladly respond to requests from our localities for additional support for their conservation and water quality programs.
Following are local programs for which the TJSWCD provides technical support:
EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS – The TJSWCD provides general Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Program guidance and assistance to local staffs, developers, contractors, and property owners in all of our localities.
Beginning December 31, 2022, all Erosion & Sediment Control Plan review and approvals for Louisa County will be conducted in-house by the Louisa County Community Development Department.
For Erosion & Sediment Control Plan review and approvals, please contact Kris Nelson at knelson [@] louisa.org
For Lake Anna Shoreline Plan review and approvals, please contact Tom Egeland at tegeland [@] louisa.org
Or you can call their office at (540) 967-3430.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) PERMITS – Within the TJSWCD, two localities, Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, require MS4 Permits through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Under these permits, the locality must develop, implement and enforce a program that includes measures to control pollution entering waterways through storm sewer systems. The TJSWCD provides educational and technical support to assist these localities with meeting their permit requirements.
IMPAIRED WATERS & TMDLS – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) monitors water quality in Virginia’s rivers, lakes and tidal waters to determine whether the waters can be used for swimming, fishing and drinking. If standards are not met, the waterway is deemed to be impaired. Cleaning up these polluted waters is done through a partnership among Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the localities in which the impaired waters flow, and DEQ. For more information on the Impaired Waters & TMDL Program, please click here.
If you have questions regarding locality assistance, please contact Conservation Technician Marie Abowd at 434-975-0224 Ext. 104.