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Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Initiative

What are SWIM buffers?

Ordinances:

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte 

Cornelius (Refer to Section 9.5)

Davidson 

Huntersville 

Matthews

Mint Hill 

Pineville 

Manual:

Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines
(Applies to SWIM buffers and other water quality buffers)
Applicable to all of Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and six Towns
Guidelines revised October 30, 2011

Form to Disturb SWIM Buffers:

Application Form for a Water Quality Buffer Disturbance 
Click on link, save the form to your computer and fill out. Submit completed form to:
     Rusty Rozzelle
     Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
     Mecklenburg County Water Quality Program
     700 North Tryon Street
     Charlotte, NC  28202
     704-336-5449
This completed form must accompany all requests to disturb a water quality buffer. 
See Section 5 of the Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines 
for details.