A new small works program was initiated in 2017, aimed at addressing smaller-scale, low-cost construction and maintenance projects. All small works projects identified in the subwatershed master plans were evaluated and ranked based on time, cost, severity, access, permitting and other factors. In 2017, video inspections of conveyance systems were conducted in several neighborhoods and drainage improvements were made, including ditch maintenance, catch basin (CB) replacements and vault repairs. As new incidents are reported by community members, they will be investigated by the BBWARM program specialist and added to the list.

Current Small Works Projects

A BBWARM small works project is underway on Alder Street at Halverson Park. The County’s M&O crew is working to stabilize a severely incised ditch that deposits stormwater into Halverson Park Creek. Channel armoring will help slow the water, reduce erosion and decrease sediment transport into the creek. Stay tuned for more updates!

2017 Small Works Projects

  • Drainage improvements on:
      • Anderson Road
      • Birch Bay RV Campground
      • Holeman Avenue
      • Fir, Alder & Beach Way
  • Birch Bay Drive buried vault repair
  • Henley & Ritchie catch basin replacement
  • Comfort Lane catch basin replacement
  • Responding to public inquiries and requests for drainage facility maintenance

Small Works Pictures

Existing CB structures (left) and their replacements (right).

Video inspection of a storm main along Birch Bay Dr.