On Thursday, June 14, 2012, the Transportation, Housing, and Environment (THE) Committee of the Prince George's County Council considered CB-040-2012 (Word doc), the Stormwater Management Retrofit Program. The goal of the program is to create incentives for property owners to mitigate stormwater runoff that floods our basements, erodes our property, and damages our parks and public spaces.
Similar, highly successful programs already exist in DC and Montgomery County, so this piece of legislation would keep the county competitive in the region. The proposed Prince George's program would offer a rebate to individuals, businesses, or non-profits that build certain stormwater retrofits on their property.
Attractive stormwater management in DC Photo by Andrew Bossi, Flickr