The Town of Waxhaw has been delegated by the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission and has the authority to regulate 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.
Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) plan approval is required for commercial, industrial, or subdivision development for any land-disturbing activity of greater than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet. Single -family residential development exceeding one (1) acre of land require ESC plan approval.
An ESC Installation and Maintenance agreement approved by the Erosion Control Inspector is required for any land-disturbing activity not exceeding the threshold defined above. See Town of Waxhaw Code of Ordinances 159.05 for additional guidance.