News - Winston-Salem's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Project

Roquemore Road culvert in Clemmons
Winston-Salem and JEWELL staff during
a field visit at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds


June 14, 2010 - JEWELL Engineering Consultants is currently wrapping up Phase 2 of Winston-Salem's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Project

JEWELL Engineering Consultants has been working for the past year to develop Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, also referred to as SWPPPs, for 9 facilities in the City of Winston-Salem. The City is seeking to reduce stormwater pollution from municipal operations and fulfill its requirement under the Good Housekeeping measure of its NPDES permit by developing these plans for municipal operations and City-owned properties.

JEWELL has developed templates for field work and SWPPP composition in order to complete the SWPPPs in a cost-effective manner. JEWELL staff performed site visits documenting potentially polluting materials, activities, and stormwater structures at the sites. The stormwater structure locations were collected using a Trimble™ GPS unit. Following the field work, SWPPP document composition and internal reviews were completed by JEWELL staff. After the City stormwater and facility site staff reviewed the SWPPPs, final copies were produced and certified by facility supervisors. The completed documents will be used by facility staff to comprehensively guide the implementation of each facility’s stormwater pollution reduction program through a process of training, inspections, outfall monitoring, spill response and other effective measures.

Phase 1 of this project was completed in the spring of 2009. That phase entailed developing SWPPPs for five City-owned operations including two wastewater treatment plants, fleet services, and sanitation and streets services division sites. JEWELL anticipates completion of Phase 2 in the coming weeks and looks forward to Phase 3 in the near future. Concerning these plans and their beneficial impact, Doug Jewell stated "These SWPPPs are the single-most effective tool we have to reduce urban stormwater pollution from municipal operations."