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Howard County Department of Public Works to Host Public Meeting on Pirch Way Stream Project

July 23, 2020

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Mark Richmond, Department of Public Works, 410-313-6413
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, August 11 starting at 7:00 p.m., to present plans for a stream stabilization project between 6733 and 6737 Pirch Way in Elkridge. The purpose of the project is to stabilize the stream channel and banks and to provide water quality improvements to areas downstream.

The project will include the stabilization of approximately 300 linear feet of a tributary to Deep Run. Also, the streambanks will be graded and riffle grade control and stone toe protection structures will be positioned along the project area. This project is expected to begin in September 2020.

To participate in the meeting by computer, visit and click “join;” the meeting number is 160 426 7993 and the password is GEmnGydb687. To participate by phone, call 1-650-479-3207 (fees may apply) and enter the access code 160 426 7993. The meeting will include a project presentation by DPW staff, followed by a question and answer session. 

Those unable to participate in the virtual meeting who would like to view the plans and/or have questions, should contact Mr. Mark Richmond with DPW’s Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6413 or email

This project is partially funded through the Howard County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.

For questions or more information about Capital Project D-1176, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email