To assist with meeting the objectives of the public education and outreach requirements the Town is a member of the Clean Water Education Partnership
(CWEP), which runs radio and television campaigns, provides printed brochures, and maintains a website to communicate water quality and environmental information to residents within the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear River Basins. Morrisville is located in both the Neuse and Cape Fear River Basins. Additionally, the Town distributes stormwater materials provided by CWEP, Wake County, NCDEQ, and the EPA, to residents and businesses. Materials are also displayed in the lobby of Town Hall.
Resources for Homeowners & Businesses
•Riparian Buffer Brochure
•Community Conservation Assistance Program
•Swimming Pool Discharge Info
•Build a Backyard Rain Garden
•Build a Backyard Rain Garden App
•BMP Inspection & Maintenance Certification
•Home*A*Syst North Carolina
•Restaurant Water Pollution Prevention
•2016 Stormwater Utility Fee FAQ's
•Pet Waste Education Poster
Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
To report illegal dumping into streams or storm drains call the Stormwater Hotline at 919.463.S0AK (7025)
The focus of the illicit discharge detection and elimination program is to detect and eliminate illicit discharges, including spills and illegal dumping. In addition, the Town must identify and address significant contributors of pollutants to the MS4, implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions, and develop a storm sewer system inventory and overall map showing all outfalls and associated conveyances. The final program goal is to inform employees, businesses, and the general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste.
The Town developed and adopted an ordinance to prohibit illicit discharges to the storm sewer system, which is included in the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance. Also, GIS mapping of the existing stormwater drainage system as of 2013 has been completed, and corresponding drainage areas have been delineated and receiving streams identified. New construction after 2013 is being added to the inventory using digital “as-built” files required during the construction process. The Town is also in the process of developing a stormwater outfall inspection program to detect dry weather flows and monitor erosion at system outfalls.
Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping
The aim of the pollution prevent and good housekeeping program is to prevent or reduce stormwater pollution from municipal operations.
As part of the program the Town annually reviews and inventory's activities that could result in potential pollutant runoff. This includes Town owned facilities, operations, stormwater system and BMPs. A training program has been established to educate appropriate employees on clean water issues and workplace responsibilities to reduce or eliminate pollutants from stormwater.
In 2016, the Town completed a multi-phase watershed assessment for the entire Town (Jordan Lake watershed & Neuse River Basin). This study included an existing conditions assessment of all streams and stormwater outfalls. It also included identification of potential restoration opportunities of streams, riparian buffers, outfalls, and stormwater control measures. Detailed hydrology, hydraulic, and flooding calculations/evaluations was not within the scope of this study.
Watershed Assessment Map
Watershed Assessment Reports:
(Jordan Lake - Cape Fear River Basin)
Neuse River Basin Phase 1
Neuse River Basin Phase 2
Neuse River Basin Phase 3