Innovative Stormwater Permit Implementation

2023
2nd Place

Reimagining IDDE

The city refocused its Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program to target inspections of commercial facilities that have the potential to discharge pollutants into our storm drains and streams. Traditionally, the city inspected 30 percent of outfalls to look for IDDEs. IDDEs were rarely identified, so with MDEs approval we requested to refocus our efforts towards inspecting commercial businesses and eliminating pollution at its source.

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2023
3rd Place

City of Havre de Grace Open-End Contract for Design & Build Ecological Regenerative and Restoration...

The City of Havre de Grace created an Open-End Contract for Design & Build Ecological Regenerative and Restoration Projects in 2020 to improve program delivery for its Phase II MS4 permit. Since the program’s inception, four projects have been completed (additional projects are in progress), over $4 million in grants have been awarded, and hundreds of pounds of nutrients have been kept out of the Susquehanna River. Additionally, this program enabled the City to meet its Phase II MS4 Permit goals well in advance of its deadline.

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City of Rockville’s Reimagining IDDE
2023
1st Place

City of Rockville’s Reimagining IDDE

The city refocused its Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program to target inspections of commercial facilities that have the potential to discharge pollutants...
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DOEE’s Rapid Stream Assessment (RSA) Program
2023
1st Place

DOEE’s Rapid Stream Assessment (RSA) Program

DOEE has developed a Rapid Stream Assessment (RSA) Program to collect a myriad of stream and riparian corridor data characterizing the wadable streams in...
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MDOT MPA Innovative Stormwater Permit Implementation
2021
1st Place

MDOT MPA Innovative Stormwater Permit Implementation

The Maryland Port Authority uses innovative new stormwater restoration measures and management practices, while simultaneously expanding and redeveloping Port facilities. The project excels for...
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Operation Stream Shield
2021
2nd Place

Operation Stream Shield

Operation Stream Shield (OSS) is a Fairfax County interagency program to improve the water quality of County streams while at the same time transforming...
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Anne Arundel County’s Phase I MS4 Permit Implementation
2021
3rd Place

Anne Arundel County’s Phase I MS4 Permit Implementation

Anne Arundel County’s DPW stands out for the breadth and scope of their permit implementation efforts, as well as their innovative funding strategies. The...
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