Stormwater Regulation

Stormwater is rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces (e.g. rooftops, parking lots, driveways, etc.) as opposed to soaking into the ground. In developed areas, stormwater typically picks up contaminants like detergents from car washing, motor oil, and fertilizers as it flows.

These nonstormwater materials can eventually end up in our creeks and streams.  When left uncontrolled, this water pollution can destroy aquatic and wildlife habitats, and can threaten public health due to the contamination of food, drinking water supplies, and recreational waterways.
Storm Drain

How You Can Keep Stormwater Clean

Clean water begins with you and me! Apex is a member of the Clean Water Education Partnership.

The Town also encourages you to incorporate these stormwater tips into your daily life to help ensure that the town remains compliant with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit.

For more information on our stormwater program, please call Stormwater staff at 919-249-3427.