If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you! This is available for all services and programs the City offers. For language assistance, please call 540-329-3257.
Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted! La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad. Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-329-3257.
Flood Resilience Planning - Community Survey
In 2022, the City of Roanoke was awarded a grant through the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Community Flood Preparedness Fund to prepare a “Flood Resilience Plan”. The Flood Resilience Plan will ensure the City will be better prepared, ready to respond, and able to recover from flood events. The planning study is anticipated to take around eight months to complete and the resulting Resilience Plan will enable City leaders to better understand flooding concerns throughout the entire City. This plan also positions the City to be able to access additional grant funding support in the future, towards resilience projects and strategies identified in the Plan.
*Click Here to Complete the Survey*
Versión en español: *Encuesta del Plan de Roanoke de Resiliencia a las Inundaciones*
The Stormwater Utility was created to address water quality in the City of Roanoke. The city is mandated via federal and state agencies to control and eliminate stormwater pollution.
Like many rivers across the country, the health of the Roanoke River is impaired from pollution. Stormwater runoff contributes to this pollution from normal activities taking place around the city. Everyday activities such as walking the dog, fertilizing the lawn, driving cars and exposing bare soil can generate pollution. These pollutants wash into the stormdrain system and flow untreated into the nearest creek, ultimately reaching the Roanoke River.
The resulting pollution reduces our community's ability to use our waterways for swimming, fishing, and drinking, and it adversely impacts wildlife populations. These problems create negative impacts on our community by reducing livability, suppressing the local economy, and increasing the cost of using our water as a natural resource. It is our goal to work together with citizens to improve the City of Roanoke's waterways so that they can be community assets for many years to come.
Be Part of the Solution, Not the Pollution.
Together, We Can Create a Clean Water Legacy!