The Town of Cary storm water program includes educational and regulatory initiatives to encourage environmentally sound development. Storm water ordinances address floodplain management, watershed protection, illegal discharges and sediment and erosion control.
Benefits of the program include:
- Reducing nitrogen and other pollutants in the Cape Fear River basin. This helps protect Jordan Lake, Cary's source of drinking water.
- Enabling the Town to meet or exceed N.C. Division of Water Quality rules for controlling nitrogen runoff in the Neuse River basin and the Cape Fear River Basin.
- Providing measures to meet storm water regulations of the federal Clean Water Act.
- Preserving aquatic life through cleaner streams in both river basins.
Storm Drainage Assistance
Read the policies for storm drainage improvement requests and for storm water capital improvement requests. Contact Dan Clinton, Stormwater Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 380-2773 for more information.
Urban Transition Buffers (7.2.14 LDO)
Urban Transition Buffers (UTBs) provide a transition from waterbodies and environmentally sensitive areas associated with waterbodies to areas which are less fragile and appropriate for more intense uses and development. Learn more.
Floodplain Maps for Review
Property owners within floodplains or near flood-prone streams should review the flood plain maps. The location of the floodplain in relation to your property may determine whether they must buy flood insurance. There are also restrictions on development within the flood plain.
Contact - Dan Clinton, Floodplain Manager, at (919) 380-2773
The Town of Cary is covered under the second phase of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program as part of the federal Clean Water Act. Learn more.
The Engineering Department makes improvements to the storm sewer system to prevent flooding and property damage. Learn more.