Virginia's Stormwater Local Assistance Fund

Slowing the Flow: A Major Transformation in Waynesboro

Photo courtesy of: Timmons Group

To combat the onslaught of polluted runoff that is fouling our rivers, streams, and Chesapeake Bay, cities and counties across Virginia are using state investment from the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) on innovative projects that slow the flow.

The Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) provides matching grants to help localities install efficient and effective pollution-control measures. Practices such as stream restorations, constructed wetlands, and permeable pavement hold, absorb, or filter rainwater before it washes pollution into waterways. These projects also reduce flooding and beautify neighborhoods.

SLAF is already making a big difference on the ground. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has awarded grants to 175 projects in 49 localities since the program began in 2014. The result? Over 14,000 pounds of phosphorus kept out of local waterways each year as of 2016.

Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Projects

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See the results of two of these projects in the videos below, produced by the Choose Clean Water Coalition.

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