Arlington County's Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management has two stormwater-related announcements to share.
1. StormwaterWise 2013 - Apply Now
The application period for the 2013 StormwaterWise Landscapes Program is open! Arlington residents, businesses, and HOAs are eligible for the program. Participants in the 2012 StormwaterWise Program are also eligible to re-apply.
StormwaterWise Landscapes is a program of Arlington County and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. The purpose of the Stormwater Wise Landscapes Program is to improve water quality by providing financial and technical assistance to private Arlington County property owners for installation of sustainable stormwater practices that reduce runoff. This program is not designed to eliminate on-site drainage concerns or mitigate for basement flooding. Four practices will be considered for funding: rain gardens, conservation landscaping, permeable pavement, and pavement removal. Rain gardens, permeable pavement and pavement removal are eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $1,500. Conservation landscaping is eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $500. Participants that are willing to sign a maintenance agreement following the installation of a rain garden or permeable pavement are eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $3,000. Program details (including the application) are available at http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/EnvironmentalServices/Sustainability/page87826.aspx.
2. Stormwater Projects Open House
Arlington County has completed a County-wide stormwater runoff study that details more than 900 potential projects that would address stormwater runoff. Join the County on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Fairlington Community Center, Rm 118 to learn more. Maps detailing the location of future, potential projects will be available for review at this meeting. See the attached flyer and visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/EnvironmentalServices/Sustainability/page67082.aspx for details.
Questions concerning either activity may be directed to:
Jen McDonnell, Stormwater Outreach Specialist
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management
P: 703-228-3042; C: 703-517-0535; F: 703-228-7134