Montgomery County government has set aside funds in their capital improvement budget to install a number of stormwater facilities in our area that will absorb some water during heavy rainfalls. The Department of Environmental Protection Green Streets program is planning to install 62 stormwater management facilities in Wheaton Hills and Glenmont Forest, which will include Raingardens, Bioretention Gardens and Tree Boxes. Construction of these facilities is expected to start in February 2021 and be completed in Spring 2022.
To find out more and to ask questions, there will be a virtual open house for residents on May 6 from 7-8pm. You can join this meeting by going to this website and following the prompts: https://zoom.us/j/313627516
You will need this information to join the meeting:
Meeting ID: 313627516
Here is the link to the project website for more info on the project: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/restoration/glenmont-forest.html.
If you want to see what these installations look like, pictures from around Montgomery County are here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/restoration/green-streets.html
There are also examples on Arcola Avenue (on the East side of Georgia Avenue).