Pacific Grove is singing in the rain after receiving a $4.4 Million grant to assist in controlling stormwater runoff into the Monterey Bay. In an article written by Carly Mayberry of the Monterey Herald the plans for the new funding suggest the use of drywells.
“The funding will go to what’s dubbed the Pacific Grove-Monterey Areas of Special Biological Significance Wet-Dry Weather Storm Water Capture and Diversion Project. The initiative aims to incorporate capital improvement projects necessary for Pacific Grove’s storm drainage system to reduce pollutants, better protect its coastline and analyze other water reuse approaches in the bay.”
We can expect to see major components of the project to include storm and sewer improvement projects. Mandated by the state, Monterey will mitigate the amount of stormwater discharged into the bay using the state funding.
What does this mean for Torrent and civil engineers alike? It shows that the state of California is building momentum in funding similar projects and we can expect to be working together to help these cities meet their requirements with MaxWell drywells.
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