Regulations

BMP Inspections Outside the City of Charlotte​

​Storm water BMPs (Best Management Practices) have been in use in Mecklenburg County since the late 1970s. These devices, which range from Dry Detention Ponds to proprietary grit removal devices, were installed to satisfy various water quality and water quantity ordinances. Many BMPs installed during the late 1980s and early 1990s are approaching the end of their functional lives and until recently had never been identified or inspected.​

Increasingly BMPs are required of new development through implementation of Phase II Storm Water Ordinances in the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville.

All BMPs are required by Phase II Storm ​Water Ordina​nces to be inspected annually to identify potential maintenance issues that could affect long-term operation of the device. Meckle​nburg County has initiated a program of inspections for all BMPs in the six Towns and unincorporated Mecklenburg County.

The Five-Step BMP Inspection and Enforcement Process

2. The inspector will enter the findings by creating an Activity in the CityWorks Server.

4. If violations are found on Post-Co​nstruction Ordina​nce​ BMPs, a Notice of Violation will be issued to the owner.

5. After repairs are completed, the inspector will re-inspect the BMP(s) for compliance. Findings will be documented by creating an Activity in the CityWorks Server. If the BMP is in compliance, a Corrective Action Compliance Notice will be sent to the BMP owner with a copy to the appropriate Town.

For more information, contact:

Heather Davis

Senior Environmental Specialist

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