Port Authority Stormwater Study and Concept Design - Clean Water Partnership (CWP)
The project’s first phase includes development and implementation of a sampling plan to investigate stormwater quality within impervious areas; soil borings to determine the soil type; a topographical survey to determine drainage patterns and infrastructure locations; and data gathering of existing infrastructure. A season-long stormwater quality monitoring program will monitor stormwater within the drainage areas that flow directly to the storm sewer, including monitoring of roof runoff and overland flow to determine potential pollutant sources and mitigation options.
The second phase will draw from the results and conclusions of the first phase. The Port Authority and its partners will choose the Best Management Practice (BMP) that will be most effective within one of the studied drainage areas that is determined to have the greatest opportunity for improvements, including that which sufficiently addresses stormwater benchmark monitoring values and reduces the discharge of pollutants. Investigated areas that are not selected for BMP design will serve as an opportunity future potential improvements. Another component of this phase will be implementing practices that protect stormwater through education and outreach to the Port Authority’s tenants.