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Tracking and Accounting of Stormwater Best Management Practices in Dover, NH
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The City of Dover has faced the challenge of their connected waterbody, Great Bay, to be considered “impaired”, or high in nutrients and/or contaminants, by the EPA. The goal of this project was to help the city of Dover understand their means of improving the Great Bay’s impaired condition. With guidance from sponsor, Gretchen Young and faculty advisor, Dr. James Houle, the team was able to establish an efficient estimation method that determines the site characteristics and calculated pollutant load removed by a stormwater best management practice (BMP). It is important for municipalities to track the performance of their BMPs to remove nutrient pollutants from stormwater so that it does not reach local bodies of water. This project has initiated the opportunity for municipalities to create a repertoire of their BMPs through the Pollutant Tracking Accounting Program (PTAP). A cost analysis between the Lowell Avenue site and the Dover wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) was conducted, showing that it is worth the time and effort to input these BMPs and their characteristics into the PTAP system. From the 13 sites investigated, the total nitrogen load removed annually was 151.6 pounds.
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Department Civil and Environmental Engineering (ISE)
Added April 18, 2022, 9:33 a.m.
Updated April 18, 2022, 9:34 a.m.
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