Storm Water Management
Post-Construction Storm Water ManagementAs areas continue to develop, so does the amount of impervious area from roads, rooftops, sidewalks, and other surfaces. This results in increased storm water volume, which can negatively impact water quality. As a result, the City will continue to explore alternative methods to reduce the storm water impacts from new developments. This may include alternative site designs that reduce the amount of impervious area as well as the implementation of best management practices (BMP) to reduce storm water. As part of our NPDES Phase II permit, the City is required to draft an ordinance to address post-construction storm water runoff for both new development and redevelopments.
Post-Construction BMP: Rock Creek bank stabilization project in which bio-gabions were installed and than seeded with native vegetation. The gabions are no longer visible and the native vegetation is used to filter storm water and improve water quality.