The CWP Schools Program is a pilot program designed to assist Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) with treating stormwater runoff, through the utilization of best management practices (BMPs). This is a collaborative effort between PGCPS and the CWP that will guarantee that the County’s federal stormwater standards are met, while also providing an educational legacy of future generations committed to managing the water quality in our communities.
The school system has selected 18 initial schools in Prince George’s County to be evaluated by the CWP, to receive new, green stormwater retrofits to help with managing untreated runoff from impervious areas, and reduce the impact of sediments and pollution that flows into our natural waterways. Schools will have various types of BMPs, including bio-retention cells, sand filters, swales, etc., installed by local workforce on the outside grounds that will capture and treat previously untreated stormwater. The initial 18 schools evaluated to participate in the pilot program include a combination of elementary, middle and high schools across Prince George’s County. These schools include: