Q: Will there be more information made available?
A: Further information will be made available as the process moves forward. A Public Hearing will be held to consider the creation of the Authority at the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 17th, 2019, at 6:00 pm.
Q: Am I in the boundaries of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority?
A: See map here: http://rockingham.interactivegis.com/index.php. Navigate to the “Map Layers” tab along the blue bar on top of the map, then open the “Hydrological Features” folder, then check the box next to “Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority”.
Q: What are the fees?
A: No determination has been made yet concerning when and how fees will be assessed. Fees will likely be related to the amount of impervious area on each property.
Q: Why is this Authority proposed?
A: Properties within the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority area have been subject to urban flooding for several years. Property and structural damage has occurred frequently, with some recent years having multiple damaging runoff events. After extensive study by county staff, engineering consultants, and a citizen stormwater advisory committee, it was determined that Rockingham County Government should implement improvements to the capacity and function of stormwater infrastructure within this area.
Q: What types of improvements will be done?
A: Further engineering analysis will be conducted to determine the most cost-effective methods for improvements to the stormwater system but, in general terms, a combination of new detention facilities and increased capacity in conveyance (ditches and pipes) will be evaluated.
Q: Where will the improvements be made?
A: Plans have not been finalized for exact locations of improvements. Information will be made publically available once determinations are made. A copy of the drainage study commissioned for this area is available below. Further engineering analysis will be performed.