Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Annual Inspection

Annual SCM Inspections

Per the Town’s Phase II Stormwater Ordinance, all stormwater permits within Town limits are required to have an Operations and Maintenance Agreement for all SCMs (Stormwater Control Measures) formally called BMPs. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure that each SCM receives adequate maintenance so that it can satisfactorily perform its pollutant removal function. The agreement also designates the responsible party that will be accountable for maintaining the SCM. It serves as a legal document to ensure routine maintenance that outlines specific activities that should be completed for each SCM.

This Agreement requires that each SCM be inspected by a N.C. Registered Professional Engineer on an annual basis. State and local regulations require an annual inspection of all structural SCM(s) to ensure the proper function of these structures. This inspection will focus on key structural components, sediment capacity, and maintenance practices.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Trotman at the Planning and Development Department at (828) 419-9300, option 4.

SCM Inspection Amendment

At their December 2020 meeting, The Town Council voted to amend the Phase II Stormwater Ordinance to allow residential SCM inspections to be conducted by a professional engineer every three years and to allow Town Staff to inspect the residential SCM's in the off years.

Annual SCM Inspection Form

SCM Inspectors

The Town does not endorse any specific stormwater SCM inspector but those on the following list are qualified to complete the annual inspections.

Listing of Local SCM Inspectors