Feb 20, 2018

Pennsylvania Town Creates Storm Water Pollution Plan

The three part plan includes stream restoration, bioretention projects and street sweeping

Town creates storm water pollution plan

Greencastle, Pa., has developed a plan to monitor storm water pollution and cut by 142,000 lb per year the sediment and nutrient loads that flow into the Chesapeake Bay from Greencastle. The three part plan includes stream restoration, bioretention projects and street sweeping.

The goal is to cut sediment pollutant loads by 10%, nitrogen by 3% and phosphorus by 5%, according to the Herald Mail Media. Additionally, stream restoration will be on 1,500 ft of a Conococheague Creek tributary and on 1,500 ft of Paddy Run. The extensive plan will also include bioretention projects, street cleaning and best management practices.

The plan is currently unfunded and awaiting permit approvals. In the meantime, the town is considering a storm water utility fee and exploring funding options from the state.

 
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