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Two Stormwater Projects to Start this Fall

The City was awarded a Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) grant for $66,180 from the Prince Georges County Stormwater Stewardship program to fund bioretention along Narragansett Parkway near Muskogee Street. Additionally, the City was also awarded a CBT grant for $80,960 from the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Program to fund a bioswale along Rhode Island Ave between Greenbelt Road and Techumseh Street.

The City worked with the Low Impact Development Center (LIDC), headquartered in Beltsville, to design the projects and manage the permit process. Throughout the process, planting plans for both projects have been reviewed by the Tree and Landscape Board. For implementation, it was determined that grouping both projects together would be the most efficient and economical method of procuring construction.

At the advice of the LIDC, staff contacted Corvias, the prime contractor for the Prince Georges Clean Water Partnership (CWP). Under the CWP, Corvias is currently implementing and maintaining $100 million in stormwater projects throughout the County. Due to the relative size of the City’s projects, Corvias recommended one of their certified subcontractors, Stormwater Maintenance, LLC (SWM). The firm is currently under contract with several local jurisdictions and the City can receive favorable terms by riding an existing contract from a larger jurisdiction, in this case, a contract from Harford County, Maryland.

The Council is expected to approve the projects at this Tuesday’s Council meeting. Depending upon the Council approval and final permit sign-off from the County, construction is expected to commence by September/ October and all work should be completed by December. Outreach to nearby property owners will be conducted before work begins.

Group Presents Stormwater Management work in the City

To comply with the EPA mandate, Prince George’s County must implement stormwater treatment measures throughout the County that will reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment by 25, 24 and 20 percent respectively from 15,000 acres of polluted stormwater runoff by 2025.

Compliance with this mandate requires the implementation of storm water management best practices at an estimated 46,000 locations throughout the County. Some of these storm water management best practices will be implemented in the City.

Late last year the County entered into a public-private partnership with the Corvias Group, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The agreement is a 30 year arrangement referred to as the Clean Water Partnership. Under this agreement Corvias will first oversee the retrofitting of 2,000 acres of impervious area within the County over the next three years. Just as a note the County, through its traditional means of procurement, is also retrofitting 2,000 acres concurrently with Covias.

Corvias has hired CH2M Hill of Englewood, Colorado to perform planning, design, and construction inspection for the first 2,000 acres.

Representatives from CH2M Hill’s Silver Spring office will attended last night’s Worksession to present their City of College Park work plan.

[Source: City of College Park]

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