Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30257
The City is preparing a Request for Qualifications for a professional services contract.
The Public Works Department is working on the New Hope Creek & Little Creek Watershed Improvement Plan. The City is preparing a Request for Qualifications for firms to work with the City's Stormwater and GIS Services Division to prepare an engineering study and assessment of these watersheds. The New Hope Creek & Little Creek Watershed Improvement Plan is part of the City of Durham’s efforts to improve the health of our creeks and to comply with water quality regulations. For information, email Project Manager Lance Fontaine or Sandra Wilbur.
Do you know YOUR watershed? Use this map of the City's watersheds to see what watershed you are in! Find Your Watershed Map (PDF)
The Stormwater and GIS Services Division (Department of Public Works) will work with a consultant team to conduct an assessment of the New Hope Creek & Little Creek watersheds. An assessment is like a health check-up for a watershed and its streams. This assessment will evaluate existing stream conditions and water quality throughout the watershed, and identify potential projects to improve the health of these watersheds and create value for communities in the watersheds.
Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs) (PDF) can be physical devices (e.g. stormwater ponds) or activities (e.g. picking up pet waste) that protect the environment from stormwater pollution. SCMs can be used to prevent, reduce or offset stormwater runoff and pollution. They are also referred to as “Best Management Practices” or BMPs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines BMPs as “techniques, measures or structural controls that are used to manage the quantity and improve the quality of storm water runoff in the most cost-effective manner.”