CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Stormwater capital improvement projects (CIPs) are construction projects that replace or improve old stormwater drainage systems to protect water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. CIPs typically include stormwater facilities like treatment swales, vaults, and catch basins that remove pollutants from stormwater. They may also include new beach outfall structures that protect the shoreline from erosion or reduce maintenance requirements. Capital projects are designed to reduce the risk of flooding by improving stormwater flow capacity. BBWARM has a CIP program based the Birch Bay Comprehensive Stormwater Plan and Subwatershed Master Plans. Read more about our capital improvement projects and process below.

Our Projects

North Cottonwood Neighborhood

Stormwater Improvement Project at Hazel Lane

2018 Construction - North Cottonwood Neighborhood (Hazel Lane) Stormwater Improvements Project: Currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in fall of 2018. Click here to learn more.

Birch Bay Drive

Outfall Improvement Project


2018-19 Construction - Birch Bay Drive Outfall Improvements Project: Currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 or 2019. Click here to learn more.

Harborview Road & Birch Bay Drive

Drainage Improvement Project

2019 Construction - Harborview Road & Birch Bay Drive Storm Drainage Improvements Project: Currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in 2019. Click here to learn more.

Cottonwood Drive

Stormwater Improvement Project


2017 Construction - Cottonwood Drive Stormwater Improvements Project: Construction of a new inlet structure in the Cottonwood Court neighborhood was completed in 2017. Click here to learn more.

Birch Point Drainage Repair-

at DNR Property

2016 Construction - Collaborative Drainage System Repair on Birch Point: The Birch Point outfall was completed in November 2016. Click here to learn more.

Seaview Drive

Drainage Upgrade

2015 Construction - Seaview Drive Drainage Upgrade: Construction was completed in December 2015. Click here to learn more

Beachway Drive & Fern Park-

Stormwater Improvement Project

2014 Construction - Beachway Drive & Fern Park Stormwater Improvement Project: Construction was completed in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. Click here to learn more.

Cottonwood Neighborhood-

at Cedar Avenue

2013 Construction - Cottonwood Neighborhood Drainage Improvements: Construction was completed in November 2013. Click here to see project photos and learn more.

Charel Terrace

Stormwater Improvement Project

2011 Construction - Charel Terrace Stormwater System Improvements: Construction was completed in November 2011 on this Birch Point project. Click here to see project photos and learn more.

CIP Preliminary Design Reports


Click here to see the status of capital projects selected from the Birch Bay Comprehensive Stormwater Plan and the Central North Subwatershed Master Plan and read preliminary evaluation and engineering pre-design reports.

Project Identification & Section

Click here to learn how stormwater capital projects in the Birch Bay watershed have been identified and selected for engineering evaluation and design.