Clean Water Services has released the final draft of the proposed Design and Construction Standards and associated Stormwater Management Fee-In-Lieu Proposal. The proposed changes to the existing standards incorporate stormwater management requirements that address the effects of hydromodification. These new standards could have a substantial impact to the cost of both small infill and larger greenfield projects throughout Washington County. The proposed changes include: New and Revised Definitions New and Revised Submittal Requirements New and Revised Stormwater Standards The HBA has formed a technical working group to review the proposed standards and develop our advocacy strategy. Additionally, we have retained the services of an third-party consultant to perform analysis of the proposed standards to illustrate the impacts they will have on new residential development. The HBA is meeting with CWS directors and staff prior a hearing before the Washington County Board of Commissioners, sitting as the CWS Board of Directors, on March 26. To learn more about the proposed changes and their potential impact on the housing industry, please contact Ezra Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.