Awards, Accreditations and Regulations

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Chesterfield County has been recognized in its efforts to go above and beyond to protect the environment. From achieving accreditation for its arboretum to receiving the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, we are dedicated to excellence in environmental stewardship.


Chesterfield County

General Services

General Services awards:

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation awards:


Utilities awards:


General Services

General ServicesWaste and Resource Recovery Division has achieved Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E3) status in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Excellence Program.

The Chesterfield County Arboretum has been awarded a Level I accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum.


Keeping up with environmental standards and regulations is essential to keeping our residents healthy. Listed here are some of the safeguards and protocols Chesterfield County observes in its mission to exceed standards and regulations.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering's Virginia Stormwater Management Program Individual Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit was re-issued to the county in December 2014. Learn more about the permit and our authorization to discharge stormwater from the storm sewer system.

Risk Management

The Environmental, Health and Safety division of our Risk Management Department is responsible for guiding environmental compliance and stewardship activities throughout the county and schools.


The Utilities Department is responsible for ensuring environmental compliance for water and wastewater services. Learn more about water quality standards and drinking water regulations.