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Stormwater Division

5320 Palmer Lane, 2A
Williamsburg, VA 23185

P: 757-259-1440
F: 757-259-5833




PRIDE stands for Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments. PRIDE is the educational component of the County's water quality program. The goal of PRIDE is to improve water quality in James City County by teaching residents about the importance of watershed protection while providing residents and neighborhoods with specific watershed restoration and protection tools.

Hours of Operation


7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday


How Neighborhoods Obtain "PRIDE" Designation


For a stormwater management/BMP facility in James City County, perform a watershed protection project at the BMP or in the neighborhood which enhances, retrofits or improves the water quality treatment function of the BMP or any of it’s components. Some ideas include: establishing vegetative pond buffers, installing forebays, installing a micropool, planting shallow marsh or fringe wetland plants, shoreline erosion protection, invasive specie removal or an organized clean-up day, etc.

County staff will determine if a stormwater management/BMP facility qualifies for PRIDE designation using the following criteria:

  • The BMP must be located in James City County.
  • Specific requests must be made by a person or entity responsible for maintenance of the facility such as an HOA representative or a BMP Committee Member;
  • The BMP must provide a distinct water quality, stream channel protection or water quantity (flood) control benefit to the community;
  • A record or as-built drawing is on file with the County;
  • A maintenance plan was developed for the BMP;
  • The Owner is performing proper routine maintenance and inspections on the BMP in accordance with the maintenance plan or other accepted standard practice;
  • Overall the BMP is considered to have proper stormwater function and structural integrity.

For more information, please email Fran Geissler or Suzanne Dyba.

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