Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority

For information pertaining to the establishment and operation of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority (LSSCA).
The LSSCA was formed to facilitate engineering and upgrades to the drainage infrastructure within the Lake Shenandoah Drainage Area.


Approx. 2010  - Neighborhoods in the Lake Shenandoah begin to experience periodic urban flooding from stormwater runoff
Tax Parcels
Map

2013 – Rockingham County contracted with The Timmons Group to do an initial study on the Lake Shenandoah Watershed characteristics, stormwater flooding problems, and potential solutions  
Lake Shenandoah Initial study - Timmons Group

2018 – Unusually high rainfall (two major storms, in addition to far above average rainfall totals for the entire year) leads to many homes and properties experiencing inundation by stormwater runoff

July 2018 – During a Board Work Session, County Supervisors directed County Staff to form a Stormwater Advisory Committee, comprised of citizens with varying backgrounds and expertise, to study the runoff problems in the Lake Shenandoah Watershed

August 2018- February 2019 – Stormwater Advisory Committee held five meetings

April 2019 – Board Work Session to review Stormwater Advisory Committee findings

April 2019 – Neighborhood Meeting

July 2019 – Public Hearing on the establishment of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority

October 2019 – Board forms Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority

January-February 2020 – Staff presents possible fee structures to the Board
January 2020 Update
February 2020 Update

March 2020 – Public Hearing scheduled; subsequently postponed due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions

Lake Shenandoah Q & A

June 2020 - On June 24, 2020, the Lake Shenandoah Storm water Control Authority (LSSCA) Board, made up of the same members as the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, approved a fee structure as follows, $0.04 due in December 2020, and $0.08 per year divided in June and December starting 2021 and ending 2030.  The fee is applied per square foot of rooftop area. The Board authorized staff to proceed with borrowing funds not to exceed $2,850,000 for a 10-year term, and proceed with the purchase of property for the construction of a regional stormwater detention facility. The Board also directed that $925K from the General Fund be applied toward the purchase of the property.

The LSSCA will reconvene in August to finalize the criteria for property inclusion in this program.