Montgomery County is in the process of planning upgrades to four stormwater ponds (facilities) located within the Watkins Meadow, Northlake Apartments, Gunners Village and Germantown View communities.
These upgrades will enhance facilitiesí ability to remove pollutants from stormwater, protect drinking water sources, and improve water quality from Montgomery County to the Chesapeake Bay.
The public is invited to learn about these projects during the public meeting session. The date has yet to be determined and will be published here and throughout the community, as soon as possible.
Why are these Projects Needed?
In 2010, the Maryland Department of the Environment renewed the Countyís stormwater permit. The stormwater permit encompasses several requirements, including the completion of restoration
efforts to improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater pollution.
To meet this requirement, the County identified existing facilities in need of upgrades. The Northlake Apartments, Gunners Village and Germantown View stormwater facilities will
undergo improvements so they can more effectively remove pollutants from stormwater. For example, improvements may include
increasing the volume of the facilities so that they can treat more stormwater.
Public meetings have been planned to ensure that the project is directly informed by and reflects your community's values and priorities. During these meetings the public will have an
opportunity to engage with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection staff members and learn more about how to contribute water quality improvements.
The public is invited to attend several events during the planning process. The first event is the public meeting estimated for summer 2013 (TBD).