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]