Prince George’s County – Clean Water & Economic Opportunity

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, has launched one of the biggest and highest-profile stormwater P3s in the Chesapeake Bay region. Driven by a need to restore water quality and comply with federal stormwater mandates, the Clean Water Partnership is achieving better-than-expected results in cost savings and number of projects installed. The partnership is unique in its ambitious geographic scale and in that it integrates local economic development as a core program goal. Adam Ortiz, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, describes what motivated the County to pursue a P3, explains the difference between a P3 and privatization, and shares early successes of the partnership. He also offers three questions a community should ask when wondering, “Will a P3 work for me?”