Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for the water quality of more than 1,500 miles of local streams and rivers in the County that eventually feed into the Chesapeake Bay. Our main goal is to minimize the impacts of urban stormwater by:
- Restoring impervious area not treated to current standards;
- Implementing a robust inspection and maintenance program for more than 10,000 stormwater facilities in the County; and
- Educating the more than 1 million residents and thousands of business owners on how to minimize their impacts on their local waterways.
Montgomery County is a leader within the state and Country on aggressively implementing watershed restoration using green infrastructure (GI) and other innovative stormwater treatment techniques. Our GI initiatives provide sustainable stormwater management, more livable communities, and the creation of a skilled green workforce.
DEP has a number of Green Infrastructure programs including our Green Streets Program (http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/water/green-streets.html) and Rainscapes Rebate Program (www.rainscapes.org).
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
It is anticipated that GI training on construction, inspection and maintenance will be available in late 2016. When available, information will be provided here on local training eligibility, the training application, the planned training schedule, and more.
The first NGICP exam will be administered in DC metro in December 2016. Details on location(s) for the exam will be available here as soon as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.