Beaver County Conservation District

156 Cowpath Road

Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: (724) 378-1701

email: beavercounty.conservationdistrict@bccdpa.us

 

Floodplain Management

 

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

 

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage. These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances.

 

A community's agreement to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances, particularly with respect to new construction, is an important element in making flood insurance available to home and business owners. Currently over 20,100 communities voluntarily adopt and enforce local floodplain management ordinances that provide flood loss reduction building standards for new and existing development.

 

If you have any questions related to the NFIP, contact the Beaver County Planning Commission.