Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual


West Virgina Department of Environmental Protection recently released the Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual. You can download the entire manual from this website. This manual provides design and guidance on designing and implementing stormwater management practices that will manage rainfall on site in accordance with West Virginia's small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) general permit.

This manual contains stormwater management practices that utilize the Runoff Reduction Method, which is a method that utilizes infiltration, harvesting and evapotranspiration of rainfall on site. For more information about the runoff reduction method please click here.

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The first file below is the entire manual in PDF format. It is a large file and may take time to download depending on your internet connection speed. The files beneath the first one are separated by Chapter, and the individual stormwater management practices are each provided in their own file.


Appendix A Checklists - Excel Spreadsheets
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