Last week Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced the award of nearly $23 Million to Virginia localities in a matching grants program designed to support various stormwater improvement projects. “By targeting the needs of local governments, we are helping to reduce pollution in our waterways, and cleaning up our environment” Governor McDonnell stated. The approved projects are designed to reduce levels of phosphorus, a key pollutant in stormwater. The awarded projects have relatively high environmental benefits in terms of pounds of phosphorus removed per year. These projects were selected because they were viewed as the most cost-effective of the proposals that DEQ received from localities.
For a comprehensive list of localities and projects receiving funding, please follow the link below: