Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program

The Town of Waxhaw regulates its own permitting and inspection program governed by the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance. This ensures the Town has the ability to review the majority of land disturbing activities and make certain environmental impacts due to development are properly mitigated.

Commercial sites disturbing areas equal to or greater than 12,000 sq. ft. or Residential sites of an acre or more must submit an ESC plan for approval.  No erosion control plan is required for construction of single family residential lot disturbing a total of 1 acre of land or less and commercial developments disturbing less than 12,000 square feet of land.  However, an ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement is required, and ensures standard control measures must be in place to minimize potential environmental impacts.

To report a concern about ESC please contact Chris Rice at 704-243-2195 ext. 236 

Additional Resources:

Standard Specifications & Detail Manual
US Army Corps of Engineers - Wilmington District
United States Environmental Protection Agency
North Carolina Division of Water Quality and Land Resources
International Erosion Control Association