In mid-July, the Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) and the City of Newport will begin a stormwater improvement project near the Newport Marina. The initiative aims to prevent phosphorus and sediment from reaching the lake. The project involves constructing a new storm drain, several catch-basins, a grit separator, and a sizable gravel treatment wetland to manage stormwater runoff from over 125 acres in nearby neighborhoods. The design employs a mix of natural and artificial systems to reduce runoff volume and pollutants. The project, which has been in planning for five years, received a $450,000 grant from Vermont’s Water Investment Division, with additional donations from the Newport Marina Condo Association and the Spates Family, LLC.
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