The Town of Kernersville’s watershed and stormwater regulations are designed to control stormwater pollutants and reduce downstream flooding. Large scale development and the proliferation of nonpermeable surfaces leads to increases in stormwater volume and stormwater velocity.

The town’s stormwater regulations include stormwater post-construction controls, buffer rules, and water supply protection regulations.

All of the town’s stormwater regulations can be found in chapter C, “Environmental Ordinance”, of the Unified Development Ordinance.

  • Watershed Protection Ordinance – Unified Development Ordinance Chapter C Article III. The effective date of this Ordinance was July 1, 1993.
  • Stormwater Runoff – Unified Development Ordinance Chapter C Article IV – Section 3- Post Construction Runoff.  The effective date of this Ordinance was October 1, 2007.
  • Riparian Buffer Protection Ordinance for Lands within the Jordan Watershed – Unified Development   Ordinance Chapter C Article V. The effective date of this Ordinance was July 1, 2011.
  • Riparian Buffer Protection Ordinance for Lands within the Randleman Lake Watershed – Unified Development Ordinance Chapter C Article VI.  The effective date of this Ordinance was July 1, 2011.