Stormwater Division

Landis Stormwater Department

The Town of Landis is working to protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution. When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body.

Stormwater runoff is rain and other precipitation that does not soak into the ground and flows into storm drains. This water releases back into natural water sources. Stormwater may cause problems to the natural water sources due to contamination. Contamination may come from pollutants of sediments, plant nutrients, metals, organic material, oil, grease, pet waste and pesticides.

How can you help?

  • Do not dump waste into storm drains
  • Reduce pesticide use
  • Do not litter
  • Do not dump grass clippings and other yard waste into drains
  • Clean up pet waste

Public Works Stormwater Division

Terry Benfield

Stormwater Administrator

Terry Benfield

Landis Stormwater Department

The Town of Landis is working to protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution. When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body.

You can make a difference and help us keep our local waters clean. As a visitor to this site you’ve already taken the first step—getting informed. Step two—get involved by doing one or more of the following:

  • Adopt a couple of clean water habits to reduce pollution from your business.
  • Get involved with local projects and volunteer opportunities.
  • Report stormwater problems.

While citizens, businesses and industry are working to prevent stormwater pollution, the Town of Landis is busy doing the same. In 2005, we received a Phase II Stormwater permit that requires that we develop and implement a stormwater management program that includes the following measures:

  • Teach citizens and business owners about how they can prevent and reduce stormwater pollution.
  • Involve citizens in developing and implementing our local stormwater program.
  • Look for and remove unlawful discharges to the stormwater sewer system.
  • Regulate new development activities to ensure that they provide appropriate treatment for stormwater before it reaches local waterways.
  • Reduce and eliminate pollution resulting from our activities.

To report illegal dumping, illicit discharges, illicit connections or any other problem related to the Town’s Stormwater system please call 704-857-2411, option 2, option 2 again during normal business hours. For a problem or emergency after hours, on weekends or over a holiday please contact 704-857-2411, option 2.

Regional Stormwater Partnership

A regional stormwater partnership was created between Centralina Council of Governments and a number of communities incluidng the Town of Landis to promote stormwater awareness and to assist communities in initiating and implementing their stormwater programs.

As a part of that partnership Channel 36 WCNC established a “WaterWise” program which has expanded to a regional level to encourage ownership and greater engagement by communities outside of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area.  This program is aired on a local television station, with segments that have been developed and presented by the station’s on air meteorologist. A website has also been created where citizens can find out more about stormwater issues.

Please visit wcnc.envirocast.net for more information.