The Alternative Compliance Program is an elective partnership between Prince George’s County and qualified tax-exempt faith-based organizations or other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to improve water quality in the county by treating and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Under the program, organizations may qualify for a reduction in a portion of their Clean Water Act Fee. An organization must agree to 1, or all, of 3 options available in order to be eligible for the reduction.
Prince George’s County is committed to improving the quality of life for its communities by promoting green solutions to stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff occurs when rain (or snowmelt) flows over the land picking up pollutants such as oil, grease, sediment and nutrient which make their way into local streams and rivers.
The Prince George’s County Council established the Stormwater Management Retrofit Program to provide property owners with incentives to incorporate stormwater management practices on private property, including rebates for rain barrel installation.