Facility Planning: SM (P809319)

  • Category: Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Sub Category: Stormwater Management
  • Administering Agency: Environmental Protection (AAGE07)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for facility planning and feasibility studies to evaluate watershed conservation needs and to identify remedial project alternatives for stormwater management, stormwater retrofit, Environmental Site Design (ESD)/Low Impact Development (LID), and stream restoration projects. Projects in facility planning may include the preparation of watershed plans assessing stream restoration, stormwater management retrofit projects, and LID and ESD projects to help mitigate degraded stream conditions in rural and developed watersheds. Water quality monitoring and analysis is required to quantify impacts of watershed development and projects implemented in Retrofit SM Government Facilities (No. 800900), SM Retrofit Roads (No. 801300), SM Retrofit Schools (No. 801301), SM Retrofit Countywide (No. 808726), and Misc Stream Valley Improvements (No. 807359). The projects generated in facility planning support the requirements in the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Facility planning represents planning and preliminary design and develops a program of requirements in advance of full programming of a project. This project also provides for operation of automated fixed monitoring stations as required by the MS4 Permit.

Cost Change

Increase due to an increase in the number of projects budgeted related to complying with requirements of the County's MS4 permit and the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project adjusted for prior project delays.


The Facility Planning products support the requirements outlined in the MS4 Permit as detailed in the Montgomery County Coordinated Implementation Strategy (CCIS). This project establishes the facilities planning data and alternatives analysis needed to identify and set priorities for individual capital projects. Facility planning costs for projects which are ultimately included in stand-alone Project Description Forms (PDFs) are reflected here and not in the resulting individual project. Future individual CIP projects which result from facility planning will each reflect reduced planning and design costs.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.

The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools, SM Retrofit Government Facilities (No. 800900), SM Retrofit Roads (No. 801300), SM Retrofit Schools (No. 801301), SM Retrofit Countywide (No. 808726), Misc. Stream Valley Improvements (No. 807359).