News - Winston-Salem’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Project Phase 4 Completed

Reynolds Park Basketball Court

January 2013 – JEWELL Engineering Consultants has recently turned over to the City Phase 4 deliverables of the Winston-Salem's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Project. Phase 4 entailed developing SWPPP templates for the City’s parking facilities and abandoned/impounded vehicles yard. This delivery completes the final year of a four-year program to develop SWPPPs which can be used to reduce stormwater pollution from municipal operations.

In Phases 1 through 3 of the project, JEWELL has created templates to assist the City’s staff in the development of individual SWPPPs for each facility in an efficient manner. JEWELL staff, along with a representative from the Winston-Salem Stormwater Division, performed site visits documenting potentially polluting materials, activities, and stormwater outfall structures. Following the field work, SWPPP document composition and internal reviews were completed by JEWELL staff. After the City stormwater staff reviewed the SWPPPs, final copies were produced and provided to the City for plan implementation.

The completed SWPPPs will be used by facility staff to comprehensively guide the implementation of each facility’s stormwater pollution reduction program through a process of training/employee awareness, preventative maintenance/good housekeeping checklists, spill response and other effective measures.

Kimberly Park Pool

Phase 1 of this project was completed in the spring of 2009. That phase entailed developing SWPPPs for five City-owned operations including two wastewater treatment plants, fleet services, and sanitation and streets services division sites. JEWELL produced SWPPPs for 9 additional municipal facilities during Phase 2 of this project which was completed in 2010. Phase 3 included developing SWPPPs for the City-owned swimming pools and recreation centers. Concerning these plans and their beneficial impact, Doug Jewell stated "These SWPPPs are the single-most effective tool we have to reduce urban stormwater pollution from municipal operations."