Engaging Prince George’s County Residential and Business Communities
The Clean Water Partnership is a Community Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) between Prince George’s County and Corvias. The Partnership provides flexibility in planning and execution of the scope and requirements of the Program; addresses community development needs and requirements; and instills long-term financial and regulatory commitments for integrating Green Infrastructure into the County’s stormwater Management Program. Benefits of the CBP3 approach include the following:
- Provides a flexible and adaptive management approach to support the County as the needs evolve.
- Create opportunities for the “new green economy”, including job creation for construction, maintenance, and work force development.
- Scale economies and efficiencies in procurement and a more collaborative approach in planning, design, and construction.
- Provide stakeholders in the County with a clear and concise message on the CWP’s mission, up-to-date status reports, upcoming CWP plans and proposed timelines.
- Broaden awareness by hosting town hall meetings and participating in community events and educational platforms.
- Participating in activities to encourage the community to be responsible and respectful of natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices
- Forming partnerships and providing support to local organizations focused on youth
- Performing work on Prince George’s County Public school grounds, that will allow faculty and students opportunities for hands-on learning opportunities
MS4 Regulatory Compliance
- Partnering with the County in addressing their obligation to comply with their requirement to manage, implement, and enforce a stormwater management program to mitigate and eliminate pollutants in stormwater discharges (2000 acres)
Local Small Business Development
- Mentor Protégé program: a program that will enhance the local County workforce by developing a mentor-protégé network to enhance the protégé firms’ skill levels so they can compete for significant work and increase their participation by leading and filling significant roles for the CWP.
- Providing Minority Business Enterprise certification assistance
- Providing accurate, accessible and up-to-date information pertaining to the CWP to all stakeholders
- Providing a forum and structure to efficiently and effectively facilitate the exchange of information from Corvias to County residents; and
- Coordinating activities pertaining to the development of Approved Projects in the County.