ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Stormwater Management Division will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m., at the Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters, located at 7120 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, to review the proposed Sewells Orchard Pond repair project and discuss new options and concepts that will reduce environmental impacts during the work, including updates made since the October 2022 public meeting. 

The proposed project will include the removal and replacement of the old metal outlet spillway with a new concrete outlet structure that will have a longer service life than metal. It will also bring the pond into compliance with current Maryland Department of the Environment requirements.

This meeting will include an overview of the project and presentation of several concepts for accomplishing the repair work. DPW staff, as well as representatives from the design consulting firm, environmental specialists, the contractor and other County agencies, will remain on hand afterwards to take comments and answer any questions.

Those unable to attend the meeting who would like to view the project plans and/or have questions, should contact Mr. Mark Richmond of the Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6413 or email msrichmond@howardcountymd.gov.

The project is funded through the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.
For questions or more information about Capital Project D-1178, contact Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov

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