The Town’s Stormwater Management Program safeguards our local waterways like creeks, streams, and lakes including Bass Lake, Sunset Lake and Harris Lake for this and future generations by working to ensure that the rainwater that flows from all of our properties and into the collection systems remains clean and free of contamination.
The program ensures that the Town complies with federal requirements involving requiring inspections and maintenance of stormwater retention areas, providing response to stormwater complaints, enforcing penalties against illicit discharges, providing outreach to residents and businesses to help prevent pollution, and more.
The program also helps facilitate regional stormwater treatment areas, like the Mims stormwater retention pond, which is planned for downtown Holly Springs to both prevent flooding and reduce water pollution.
It’s a lot of work, and it costs money. All Holly Springs residential and non-residential property owners and occupants pay for a portion of the costs of the Town’s federally-required Stormwater Management Program through the stormwater management program fee.