Highway corridor non-point source pollution mitigation study, City of Griffin Stormwater Utility Dept., Griffin, Ga
The City of Griffin identified a project area along Georgia Highway 16 (Taylor Street) for TEA-21 funding. The project falls under the category of Transportation Aesthetics Project, specifically, Mitigation of Water Pollution Due to Highway Runoff. The purpose of the project is to provide quantitative data regarding the effectiveness of various water quality improvement Best Management Practices (BMPs) for stormwater runoff that originates along highly developed and urbanized highway corridors. Based on empirical evidence collected and analyzed using both traditional and high-tech methods and procedures, the City of Griffin will endeavor to show the effectiveness of the proposed BMPs. Successful implementation of stormwater BMPs should result in improved water quality, reduction in pollutant loadings in downstream receiving waters, improved wildlife habitat, and other associated environmental benefits.