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The Watershed Protection/Stormwater Management Section is responsible for the Watershed Protection Program for Guilford County’s nine (8) drinking water supply watersheds. Below please find some of our most frequently asked questions.

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  • What is a watershed?

  • What is the difference between a General Watershed Area and a watershed Critical Area?

  • What is built-upon area? How do I calculate percent built-upon area?

  • Is a gravel drive considered built-upon area?

  • What is a tier?

  • What is a BMP?

  • What is the difference between low-density and high-density?

  • Who maintains my drainage easement?

  • What is a stream buffer?

  • Is my property located in a water supply watershed? Which one?

  • Why be concerned about stormwater?

  • Can I build in a drainage easement?

  • What is a floodplain?

  • How do I get a floodplain certificate for a home mortgage?