Engineering & Environmental Services
The Engineering and Environmental Services Division (EESD) is committed to provide exemplary engineering and environmental stewardship for the citizens of Henrico County. EESD, while mindful of economic constraints, is dedicated to the continued efforts to implement environmental management programs and engineering principles that will protect the environment and enhance the quality of life for our citizens. EESD recognizes the interdependence of environmental protection and economic growth and will continue to promote environmental conservation, environmental awareness and the minimization of environmental impacts as part of its review process.
Erosion and Sediment Control
Soil erosion is the process of detachment and transportation of soil materials by water, wind, ice and gravity. Henrico County’s Erosion and Sediment Control Program deals with erosion resulting from (water) raindrop impact on un-stabilized soil, primarily during the development process…more
Henrico County is pursuing a regional/watershed stormwater management program, but not in the traditional sense. Generally, traditional regional programs have become synonymous with regional basins. The County’s approach is much broader, involving channel restoration, channel protection, buffer establishment, urban stormwater retrofits, and regional stormwater controls… more
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is an EPA permit program which took effect in 1972 and is responsible for significant improvements in the quality of our nation’s waters. EPA delegated this permit authority to the State and in Virginia this permit is known as the VPDES permit. The County of Henrico has a VPDES permit which allows us to discharge our stormwater into state waters. This permit also has guidelines for improvements which the County implements on an ongoing basis like BMPs, stream restorations, stream cleanings, and many others…more
Mosquito and West Nile Virus Information
Henrico County achieves mosquito awareness and control through the Standing Water Initiative. The Standing Water Initiative promotes an integrated approach to mosquito management. Services and educational programs are provided to reduce the possibility of mosquito transmitted disease, such as West Nile virus, and reduce human discomfort associated with large mosquito populations…more
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas
Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (PDF) (9VAC10-20 et seq.) require local governments to implement ordinances designed to protect and restore the quality of perennial streams and their associated non-tidal wetlands, as the conditions in these environments have been determined to directly affect the condition of the Chesapeake Bay. The County of Henrico regulates these environments through development restrictions in these sensitive areas…more
Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program
Henrico citizens whose septic systems lie within a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) are required to have their septic system pumped out by a licensed sewage handler at least once every five (5) years. This is in accordance with Henrico County’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 24-106.3. Septic system owners may elect, as an alternative to this pump-out requirement, to submit documentation from a licensed sewage handler explaining that the system has been inspected, is functioning properly, and does not need to be pumped out…more
Non-Emergency Spill Reporting
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