The Clean Water Partnership (CWP) is the first Community Based Public-Private Partnership geared around Green Stormwater Infrastructure. This revolutionary approach to improving infrastructure began with an agreement between Corvias and the Prince George’s County Dept. of the Environment in 2015. This agreement solidified the goals of the CWP, which are far more than just helping Prince George’s County satisfy their MS4 permit. The CWP was built to educate and engage communities, design and install water quality devices with long term maintenance in mind, and build relevant business capacity within the county by utilizing local, small and minority owned businesses to ensure an economic impact driven by diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the past 7 years, the CWP has far surpassed its contractual goals and continues to do so. They’ve completed 169 projects across Prince George’s County; located on schools, parks, municipal, and HOA land, these stormwater devices treat over 4000 impervious acres and are/will be routinely maintained by the CWP for the next 30 years. In addition, 63% of the work being done on these projects is by county residents, and 79% of the work is being done by Target Class businesses. The CWP is truly representative of a taxpayer investment into their own community. Creating this successful program has taken a great deal of coordination, training, and flexibility behind the scenes. This panel will discuss the challenges of implementing the CWP and take a closer look at the people that have made it possible, from the community partners like teachers and HOA presidents, to small business owners, to the government and corporate leaders.
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