IT'S STORMY TIME
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EnviroPod #6 features Takisha Cannon of the Industrial and High Risk Runoff program (IHRR) talking with host Scott Coco about how businesses can prevent pollutants from entering stormdrains and streams. See more information about IHRR or call 703-324-5500, TTY 711. (August 7, 2019)
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The Fair Woods basin is very fair these days with bursting blossoms and a bounty of birds and bugs. The constructed wetlands project was completed a few years ago to treat stormwater runoff and protect the Chesapeake Bay. Since this capital project was finalized, there has been a dramatic change from an unattractive mud hole close to Route 50, into a thriving natural area that meets regulatory requirements and removes phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment from stormwater runoff. Other basins like Fair Woods are on, or will be on, the capital projects list and public works employees are looking forward to getting to those and installing them.