Important Community Stormwater Meeting - January 17, 2017
The public is invited to attend a presentation about the new Annapolis Watershed Improvement Plan, as well as upcoming permit requirements, and analysis of the cost for permit compliance.
The City of Annapolis has to to meet the water quality and load reduction requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, and Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL). The EPA expects practices in place by 2017 to meet 60 percent of the necessary reductions. The TMDL is designed to ensure that all pollution control measures needed to fully restore the Bay and its tidal rivers are in place by 2025.
The meeting will be held at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis, on Tuesday, January 17th at 7 p.m.
The plan has five goals:
- Improve water quality
- Reduce runoff from rain events, thereby reducing localized flooding
- Improve overall health of natural resources in the city
- Comply with regulatory requirements including the treatment of 20% of the city’s impervious areaConsider future funding structure for watershed improvements
- Consider future funding structure for watershed improvements
In 2016, the city asked the public to rank the importance of potential stormwater management projects. These projects have been implemented as part of the city’s new Watershed Improvement Plan.
For more information contact Maria T. Broadbent, Office of Environmental Policy
410-260-2200 ext 7788