|VACO Best Small County Achievement Award
IW County was awarded "Best Small County (population less than 50,000) Achievement Award" at Virginia Association of Counties last night.
Award was for "Using GIS to Improve Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspection Program Efficiency"
Award Detail:Working together, the Isle of Wight County Stormwater Management and Geographic Information System (GIS) Offices developed a more accurate and efficient way of determining when erosion and sedimentation inspections are needed at individual construction sites. Using National Weather Service rainfall data and specialized software, staff produced mapping products that pin-pointed ￼only those sites receiving enough rainfall to require inspection.
Additionally, the new process is much less likely to overlook isolated pockets of heavy rainfall that might otherwise go unreported. The new process keeps our operational costs low, has been in place for over a year and takes a technician 15-20 minutes to complete.