(Roanoke County, VA - January 28, 2021) Roanoke County’s Department of Development Services is pleased to announce that it has awarded the first Stormwater Clean Award of 2021 to a Single Family Residential project being constructed at 7345 Nandina Drive in Old Mill Plantation.
This handsome home in a lovely subdivision has not been without some challenges. Like all land development in Roanoke County, the management of stormwater runoff due to the very steep slopes and highly erodible soils in the region is difficult. The County’s Contractor Appreciation Program recognizes land-disturbing contractors who conduct exemplary work to control stormwater runoff, minimize erosion, and protect receiving waters from sedimentation.
Peter Fields, of Fields Construction, Inc., and his team went beyond just meeting the program’s selection criteria. His superintendent, Todd Smith, provided continual execution of proper installation and maintenance of the erosion control measures, Kingery Excavating, Inc. conducted the mass grading efforts, and J B Excavating, Inc. provided finish grading and seeding. In fact, the seed and straw mulch were applied at a very early stage. The mulch will help to protect the bare dirt from erosion and hold the seed in place until it germinates and becomes established. Roanoke County’s Stormwater Program Manager, Cindy Linkenhoker, said that Mr. Fields and his team consistently work toward program compliance and routinely provide first-rate examples of how to engage in land-disturbing activity with minimal impacts to the environment, especially to the area’s receiving waters.
Roanoke County inspectors submit candidate projects to a selection committee that meets monthly to evaluate the projects for recognition. Selected projects are recognized with a permanent banner at the project site, as well as recognition in the department’s newsletter and on the County’s website.
Above: Roanoke County’s Stormwater Program Manager, Cindy Linkenhoker, and Nathan Amick, County Inspector, present the banner to Peter Fields, President, Jennifer Hungate, Vice Pres./ Project Manager, Todd Smith, Superintendent, and Tyler Smith, Assistant Superintendent, all of Fields Construction, Inc