Charlottesville Public Works Gets Stormwater Grant

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

September 19, 2006

The City of Charlottesville just got some big help from the feds with their effort to make our city more environment friendly.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded Charlottesville a $35,000 grant to conduct a storm water management study.

The city has already made improvements by adding small gardens in area parks to filter run-off water across town. The money will help with even more plans.

"The goals are to improve water quality, promote ground water infiltration, and do it in a demonstration manner, so we can start promoting and encouraging more of this type of an approach," said Kristel Riddervold with the Charlottesville Department of Public Works.

The city will match the grant money bringing the total of funds for the study to $70,000. The total is expected to last for a year's worth of work.

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