This is a pilot project that provides one-time financial rebates to property owners who install stormwater measures on their properties in 2019. For more information, visit the project page.
Hercules Drive Culvert Replacement The existing pair of 36" culverts underneath Hercules Drive near the entrance to Route 2/7 are planned to be replaced in July - August of 2019. This project is funded by the stormwater utility.
Right: Project engineering plans for the replacement of twin culverts on Hercules Drive in Colchester.
Shore Acres / Cedar Ridge Stormwater Improvements
Funded through a combination of utility funds and grants, this project will include two phases: design and construction. The first phase began in fall of 2018 with the hiring of a water quality consultant to design stormwater improvements for this neighborhood. The improvements will remove phosphorus and other pollutants from stormwater that enters Lake Champlain via the Moorings Stream. The projects were identified as part of the Malletts Bay Scoping Project. In total, this project has an expected cost of $370,000 and with final plans expected to be complete in late 2020, is expected to move to construction in early 2021. Left: The lack of roadside ditches in the Shore Acres neighborhood causes ponding and other property impacts.
Phosphorus Control Planning
The stormwater utility was awarded $40,000 to design a Phosphorus Control Plan for town properties. This is a requirement of the new MS4 permit that the town would need to fund. This grant will help us plan water quality improvements for Town properties and is expected to be completed by 2020. These funds are from the State's Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program.
Town-wide Conditions Assessment
The Town owns approximately 21 miles of underground piping, with sections designed and installed at different times and to different building standards. As these pipes are located below a roadway, significant roadway and property damage can result from failures. Utility staff are preparing to complete zoom camera inspections of all public stormwater infrastructure in order to determine the structural condition of each pipe in the Town's system. This project will help the Town identify and prioritize future stormwater projects. This $160,000 project is funded through a grant, is expected to take approximately 18 months, and will be complete by 2020.
Left: An example of how zoom camera technology works.