Stormwater Discharge & Water Quality Mgmt: MCPS (P956550)

  • Category: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Sub Category: Countywide
  • Administering Agency: Public Schools (AAGE18)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project will provide funds to meet the State of Maryland requirements that all industrial sites be surveyed and a plan developed to mitigate stormwater runoff. Work under this project includes concrete curbing to channel rainwater, oil/grit separators to filter stormwater for quality control, modifications to retention systems, the installation of a surface pond for stormwater management quality control at the Randolph Bus and Maintenance Depot, and other items to improve stormwater management systems at other depot sites. This project is reviewed by the interagency committee for capital programs that affect other county agencies to develop the most cost effective method to comply with state regulation. This project also will address pollution prevention measures that were formally addressed in the County Water Quality PDF. Federal and State laws require MCPS to upgrade and maintain stormwater pollution prevention measures at schools and support facilities. The State of Maryland, Department of the Environment, through the renewal of Montgomery County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, has included MCPS as a co-permitee under its revised current Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System MS4 permit, subject to certain pollution prevention regulations and reporting requirements not required in the past. As a co-permittee, MCPS will be required to develop a system-wide plan for complying with MS4 permit requirements. The plan could include infrastructure improvements that reduce the potential for pollution to enter into the stormwater system and area streams. A portion of the plan also will include surveying and documenting, in a GIS mapping system, the stormwater systems at various facilities. An FY 2011 appropriation was approved to address water quality issues related to stormwater management and continue the assessments and planning for water quality compliance as required by federal and state law. An FY 2012 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2014 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved to address water quality issues related to stormwater management.

Fiscal Note

State Reimbursement: Not eligible


$000s FY 15 FY 16-20

Salaries and Wages 68 340

Fringe Benefits 31 155

Workyears 1 5