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The city's Public Works Department is in the process of developing a plan to prioritize a list of projects and programs that will improve local water quality. Examples include stream restoration, enhancement of existing green infrastructure, and development of new green infrastructure projects. Projects will use revenue from the stormwater utility fee fund. 

To review the plan visit www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/stormwater-improvement-plan

Members of the public are invited to comment on this plan. Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, April 5. 


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Sherrie Good 8 months ago

Advertise events around these topics in a more visible way. The email I received today states the community input event was 6 days ago. Make it a huge fine to throw trash in waterways (or anywhere). Blacks Run looks awful again (go look from the bridge on Liberty St. near the Ice House). Create and hold affordable rain barrel workshops in the city. Put small plaques above storm drains raising awareness that the water in the drains ends up in our rivers and oceans. In my neighborhood there has been a tremendous increase in beer cans, bottles and such being tossed in gutters, almost exclusively in front of student housing. If the people throwing their trash in the streets realize that trash will end up in the rivers, maybe they would use a trash can.

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Heather Hunter 8 months ago

Thank you for your hard work and care of our rivers. I recognize that Harrisonburg has made commitments to clean our rivers for 30 years and the river quality still violates the federal standard. This is a serious problem. Are there serious financial repercussions for the city and residents if goals are not met?

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