Friday, January 24, 2014

$22.9M in Grants for Stormwater BMP Helps Reduce Pollution in Virginia

Nitrogen is the other pollutant that comes with stormwater runoff which is also a key ingredient in fertilizers. Excess amounts of bioavailable nitrogen in aquatic systems leads to algae blooms that can poison the water due to toxins produced by the algae, as well as deplete oxygen levels.

One of the main goals of the approved projects is to reduce levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, which Virginia is already a leader in since this problem has come to the public’s attention. Now with extra funds being put toward greater improvements in stormwater BMPS, even better water quality is possible.

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