Continued Need for Stormwater Reductions

Today, just as in Captain John Smith’s era, Virginia’s waterways support and enhance our lives in myriad ways—providing drinking water for millions; resources for commercial and industrial facilities; and opportunities for recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, and prosperous communities. Together, with ongoing participation in regional Chesapeake Bay Agreements, the Virginia Constitution and the State Water Control Law recognize Virginia’s work in support of clean, healthy waterways. Improvements in wastewater treatment and agricultural operations show early successes.