Va. gives millions to localities to cut stormwater pollution

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The following comes from a news release Friday from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality:

Virginia has awarded the first round of grants under the new Stormwater Local Assistance Fund, Governor Bob McDonnell announced today. The grants total $22.9 million and cover 71 projects in 31 localities.

McDonnell said that by targeting the needs of local governments, the state is helping to reduce pollution in our waterways, and cleaning up our environment.

The fund, administered by the Department of Environmental Quality, was included in the Governor’s budget and established by the 2013 General Assembly. It makes $35 million available to local governments as matching grants for best management practices that reduce pollution from stormwater runoff.

DEQ will award the remaining $12.1 million in the fund through another grant round in 2014. This will enable applicants not selected this year to identify other options for improving water quality, focusing on cost-effectiveness and enhanced stormwater management plans that address required water quality improvements. Governor McDonnell included another $20 million in the second year of his proposed budget for additional projects.

The approved projects are designed to reduce levels of phosphorus, a key pollutant in stormwater. They have relatively high environmental benefits in terms of pounds of phosphorus removed per year, and they are the most cost-effective of the proposals that DEQ considered.

In the last four years Virginia has reduced nitrogen pollution by 11.1%, phosphorus pollution by 7.7%, and sediment pollution by 6.9% in state waters. The U.S. EPA awarded Virginia with their “Biggest Loser Award” in recognition of these efforts.

Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Grant Recipients
LOCALITY — PROJECT — AMOUNT AUTHORIZED

Albemarle County — Church Road Basin Retrofit — $137,750 – TOTAL $137,750

Arlington County — Ballston Pond retrofit to constructed wetland — $500,000 — TOTAL $500,000

Chesterfield County — Mid-Lothian Mines Park stream restoration — $421,653

Chesterfield County — Swift Creek Watershed – stormwater pond with a sediment forebay — $878,200

Chesterfield County — Wrens Nest Road – bank stabilization & channel grade control structural (rock weir) retrofits — $320,783

TOTAL: $1,620,636

City of Alexandria — Lake Cook conversion to Wet Pond — $1,200,000 — TOTAL $1,200,000

City of Chesapeake — Washington Manor Outfall – 2 new wet ponds — $1,250,000 — TOTAL $1,250,000

City of Fairfax — Daniels Run stream restoration — $285,000 — TOTAL $285,000

City of Hampton — Coliseum Lake retrofit — $481,155 — TOTAL $481,155

City of Lexington — New School: perm pavement, bioretention & dry detention pond — $225,000 — TOTAL $225,000

City of Manassas — Prince William Hospital Regional Stormwater Management Facility — $1,921,471 — TOTAL $1,921,471

City of Newport News — Stony Run Region Stormwater BMP-modified — $629,645

City of Newport News — Glen Allen Court stream restoration — $140,773

City of Newport News — Turnberry Wells stream restoration — $238,585

City of Newport News — Atkinson Boulevard level 1 wet pond — $191,000

City of Newport News — Warwick Boulevard level 2 wet pond — $242,500

TOTAL $1,442,503

City of Norfolk — Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center Dry Pond Retrofit — $86,000

City of Norfolk — Ballentine School Retention Pond Retrofit — $124,500

City of Norfolk — Greenway Park Enhanced Retention Basin — $144,941

City of Norfolk — Parkdale Stream Restoration — $184,000

TOTAL $539,441

City of Petersburg — Brickhouse Run: stream restoration (ID 5.11) — $32,500 –

City of Petersburg — Lt. Run @ Animal Shelter: stream restoration (ID 5.12) — $104,000

City of Petersburg — Canal Street: bioretention (ID 4.26) — $7,000

City of Petersburg — Forest Lane Washout: stream restoration (ID 4.01) — $36,500

TOTAL $180,000

City of Richmond — Master Plan ID # 01.01, 03.01, 04.01, 05.01 – Pocosham Creek Stream Restoration — $1,218,945

City of Richmond — Maury Cemetery Stream Restoration — $451,894

TOTAL $1,670,839

City of Suffolk — Design & retrofit existing pond into stormwater management facility — $500,000 — TOTAL $500,000

City of Virginia Beach — Mill Dam Creek stream restoration — $220,750

City of Virginia Beach — Thalia Creek permeable pavers, curb & gutter removal and distributed bio-retention basins — $145,152

TOTAL $365,902

City of Waynesboro — South River constructed wetland — $850,000

TOTAL $850,000

Fairfax County — Pohick Creek Tributary stream restoration — $630,500

Fairfax County — Rabbit Branch stream restoration — $510,000

Fairfax County — Banks Property stream restoration — $625,000

Fairfax County — South Lakes H.S. outfall stream restoration — $423,000

TOTAL $2,188,500

Goochland County — Midpoint Industrial Park – 4 wet ponds — $77,294

Goochland County — County Administrative Bldg – dry swale — $24,700

TOTAL $101,994

Hanover County — Church of the Creator – Brandy Branch — $368,360

Hanover County — Laurel Meadows E.S. – Beaverdam Creek — $48,390

TOTAL $416,750

Henrico County — Belmont Golf Course stream bank stabilization — $176,563

Henrico County — Hoehns Lake stream restoration — $146,850

TOTAL $323,413

Isle of Wight County — Franklin Municipal – John B. Rose Airport BMPs — $165,000

Isle of Wight County — Nike Park BMPs — $80,300

Isle of Wight County — Carrsville E.S. BMP — $44,220

Isle of Wight County — Carrollton E.S. BMP — $48,620

TOTAL $338,140

James City County — Southpoint Outfall repair — $84,048

James City County — W’msburg Regional Library – Croaker Rd. Partnership — $105,000

James City County — Brook Haven WQ Improvements — $181,273

James City County — James Terrace WQ Improvements — $209,817

James City County — Jolly Pond Convenience Center BMP Upgrade — $75,000

TOTAL $655,138

Loudoun County — County park constructed wetland & bioretention basin — $194,250 — TOTAL $194,250

Prince William County — Cow Branch steam restoration — $280,000 — TOTAL $280,000

Roanoke County — Glade Creek at Vinyard Park – stream restoration — $474,600

Roanoke County — Murray Run / Ogdon Rd. – stream restoration — $278,950

TOTAL $753,550

Stafford County — Whitsons Run watershed retrofit Detention Ponds (DP257) &  (DP339) — $125,000 – TOTAL $125,000

Town of Ashland — Ashland Police permeable pavement & stream restoration — $157,500 — TOTAL $157,500

Town of Christiansburg — Diamond Hills Phase I stream restoration & detention basin — $230,000

Town of Christiansburg — Christiansburg Industrial Park Basin detention basin conversion to wetland — $122,500

Town of Christiansburg — Depot Street Drainage Basin stream restoration — $196,000

Town of Christiansburg — Diamond Hills Phase II stream restoration & detention basin — $82,500

TOTAL $631,000

Town of Leesburg — Exeter Wet Pond retrofit with constructed wetlands — $392,688

Town of Leesburg — Greenway Pond retrofit to extended dry detention — $77,325

Town of Leesburg — Stratford #1 Pond retrofit to extended dry detention — $90,438

Town of Leesburg — Exeter Dry Pond retrofit to extended dry detention — $63,175

Town of Leesburg — Stowers Wet Pond retrofit with constructed wetlands — $110,050

Town of Leesburg — Tuscarora Creek stream restoration — $641,075

Town of Leesburg — Kohl’s Pond retrofit to extended dry detention — $81,838

Town of Leesburg — Foxridge Pond retrofit to extended dry detention — $147,575

TOTAL $1,604,163

Town of Vienna — Hunters Branch stream restoration — $670,000 — TOTAL $670,000

York County — Dare Elementary stream restoration, constructed wetlands & retrofit practices — $507,009

York County — Wormley Creek stream constructed wetland & stream restoration (Cook Rd. Phase II) — $406,250

York County — Cook Road constructed wetland (Phase I) — $414,806

TOTAL  $1,328,065

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  • BeenJonesed

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