New Database to Enhance District’s Ability to Report on Outcomes for Local Waterbodies
Today, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) launched a new Stormwater Database that will enhance transparency and effectiveness of the stormwater plan review process for regulated and voluntary projects. Applicants are now able to check the status of plans being reviewed by DDOE and submit supporting documentation online.
The new database will also streamline participation in the Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) and RiverSmart Rewards programs, which incentivize installation of runoff-reducing Green Infrastructure (GI). Applications for these programs can also be completed through the database using information already submitted in a stormwater plan. Further, the database will support participation in the SRC trading program by providing public access to the SRC registry, which lists SRCs that are currently for sale.
“This is a big step forward in DDOE’s ability to track, evaluate, and report on details of GI installations, which are critical to restoring the District’s waterbodies,” said DDOE Director Keith A. Anderson. “This new database will be a tremendous help as DDOE continues to improve and refine its stormwater programs and the important service we provide to the public.”
Applicants may begin using the Stormwater Database immediately. DDOE will require submittal of new plan information in the database beginning December 15, 2014. Visit the Stormwater Management Database to log into the Stormwater Database or create a user ID. More information about the District’s stormwater regulations, including scheduled Stormwater Database training sessions, is available at the Stormwater Management Rule and Guidebook.