Stormwater Management
Navigating the Path to Cleaner Waterways and Flood Prevention 

Much of The Town of Bladensburg was developed prior to the adoption of modern stormwater and floodplain management regulations. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to enhance water quality and mitigate flooding risks in Bladensburg. 


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Permeable Pavement

In 2013, the Town of Bladensburg installed permeable pavement at the Bladensburg Town Hall parking lot. The Pave Drain System is a permeable storm water management alternative that supports low Impact development allowing for infiltration of storm water runoff into a stone filled reservoir below the surface created by the Pave Drain technology. Pave Drain temporarily stores storm water runoff and allows for direct infiltration into the soil below the pavement cleansing storm water and recharging local groundwater resources. The patented arch reservoir maximizes onsite storm water capacity particularly during extreme storm events improving environmental performance and potentially reducing storm water management infrastructure costs. Permeable pavement was also recently installed the Bladensburg Branch Library in 2023.

The Town of Bladensburg removed the asphalt driveway from the Bostwick House, which contributed to
storm water runoff pollutants in the Anacostia Basin. Installed was 11,160 square
feet of Grasspave2 porous paving. Grasspave2 porous paving allows you to park,
drive, walk, ride, or lounge on a beautiful grass surface. 

Bladensburg is currently working with Low Impact Design on other lots within Town.

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Flood Barrier Project

Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation, in partnership with the Town of Bladensburg, is developing a pilot project to assist with Flooding Mitigation. The County is currently evaluating the use of passive flip-up floodwalls as a primary flood protection measure for several residential homes and condominium buildings in Bladensburg, Maryland. 

The County and the Town of Bladensburg will develop preliminary designs of two stream channel systems within Bladensburg; Quincy Run and Edmonston Channel. These two locations will be evaluated for the feasibility of using passive flip-up flood walls to reduce the extent of flooding and damage caused to Bladensburg properties and buildings. In addition to the passive flip-up flood walls, other alternative designs will be developed and presented to the community in the upcoming months to assist homeowners in flood prevention.


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Coming Soon: Rain Barrel Program

The Town of Bladensburg is currently developing a rain barrel strategy to help capture rain water and reduce stormwater management runoff.  We will identify locations to place rain barrels in various locations throughout the Town. Stay tuned for more information.



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