The Clean Valley Council is proud to be an active partner with the Stormwater Utility with the City of Roanoke.
The Stormwater Utility was created to address water quality within in the city and 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 by 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 storm drain 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.
Below you will find a live link dashboard that is called the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program. Here you can find the water quality of 146 different water ways within the city.
The information contained in this application is data collected from volunteer stream monitors under the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program. This program aims to improve water quality of the Roanoke River and its tributaries through increased water quality monitoring and public notification.
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. If you would like to become a Citizen Scientist, click on the button: