and Inspection Programs
New Castle County and DelDOT are inventorying and inspecting drainage
inlets and outlets in the stormwater drainage system. The goal of
the inventory and inspection is to detect any illicit discharges
and identify maintenance needs before a major problem arises. To
learn more, please see Monitoring Programs
and Drainage System Inventory.
Stormwater ponds are designed to trap sediment and pollutants, reduce
flooding, and provide wildlife habitat. New Castle County and DelDOT
will continue to look for opportunities to make drainage improvements.
The County has implemented many procedures during site planning
to minimize short and long term impacts to water quality. For more
information, please see Construction
Our programs for operating and maintaining public streets, roads
and highways minimize the discharge of pollutants. For more information,
please see Streets and Highways.
New Castle County and DelDOT operate and maintain public streets,
roads, and highways to minimize the discharge of pollutants. Stormwater
Best Management Practices or BMPs are practices that are used to
reduce pollutants typically present in stormwater runoff, prior
to the runoff entering streams and rivers. For more information,
please see BMPs.
New Castle County and DelDOT are committed to engaging the public
in stormwater pollution prevention. We all have a responsibility
to help keep our waterways clean. For more information, please see