BWPR Highlighted Projects
As a part of the County's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our rivers and enhance aquatic habitat, the Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration's stormwater restoration strategy is focused on three key area's:
- Stormwater Facility Retrofits - Existing facilities, such as dry ponds, detention ponds, or infiltration basins that have failed will be rebuilt to optimize their pollution reduction capacity and provide an array of ecosystem benefits.
- Stormwater Outfall Repair - Eroded or failing stormwater outfalls will be reconstructed into systems that can move high flows as well as provide enhanced water quality and habitat enhancements.
- Stream Restoration - Stream erosion is the largest contributor of sediment and phosphorous to our local rivers. Restoring degraded streams will provide significant benefits to water quality, flooding, and provide ecological benefits.