Stormwater and Environmental Services
The Stormwater and Environmental Services Division works to reduce stormwater runoff impacts to local water bodies by maintaining compliance with the town’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, regulating the developed community, and educating the public about ways to reduce stormwater runoff.
The town conducts extensive educational outreach on stormwater management. See the stormwater and environmental education page for more information.
The Town of Hillsborough created a stormwater management utility and fee to comply with expanding state and federal stormwater regulations to reduce stormwater runoff pollution from reaching the Eno River. See the frequently asked questions page and explanatory video for more information.
View the Stormwater Management Utility Ordinance.
It is illegal to dump substances down storm drains or into stormwater ditches or any other part of the storm sewer system. Only stormwater may be discharged into the stormwater system. The town is required to find and eliminate stormwater pollution.
Hillsborough maintains a geographic information system database of all its stormwater facilities. The system assists stormwater staff in detecting and eliminating illicit discharges.
Suspected illicit discharges and stormwater pollution can be reported by email or by calling 919-296-9621 or 919-296-9622.
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To report a stormwater pollution concern or to request an educational program, call 919-296-9621 or use the email links provided below.
101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Stormwater Program Coordinator
Stormwater and Environmental Services Manager
The division has won the following awards:
Green Infrastructure Project of the Year ― for the Odie Street bioswales project.
- Presented by: Stormwater Management Division of the American Public Works Association North Carolina Chapter in 2023
- Work performed by: Stormwater and Environmental Services Division