Priority Actions for Shingle Creek Subwatershed (Table 66).
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|Priority Timeframe1||Action||Estimated Effectiveness of Practice2 (up to)||Estimated Magnitude in Watershed||Implementation Cost3|
|High||Identify and map potential bacteria hotspots||Staff time|
|High||Update and enforce pet waste ordinances||~23,000 acres developed land but target near stream first||Staff time|
|High||Conduct public outreach to ensure that pet owners pick up pet waste and comply with pet waste ordinances||Staff time|
|High||Direct flow pathways between contributing areas to infiltration/treatment basins or away from impervious areas to prevent direct pathway to receiving waters|
|High||Develop, implement, and enforce a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharges|
|High||Inspect/monitor stormwater outfalls to reduce dry weather flow||Staff time|
|Medium||Install Filtration/Biofiltration BMPs where feasible||35%||$8,000-20,000/ac|
|Low||Install filter strips/buffers near waterbodies to deter waterfowl from congregating and conduct public outreach on wildlife feeding||91%||~53 acres (assume 11 miles of stream; 20ft buffer)||$600-1,000/acre of buffer|
|Low||Conduct septic system inspections as warranted and bring all imminent threat to public health septic systems into compliance with ordinances||100%||~22 systems||$200-300 (inspection) $7,500 per system (if replacement required)|
1Priority is based on recommended timeframe to continue or start (not complete) implementation activities: High = 1-2 years, Medium = 2-5 years, Low = 5-10 years
2Estimated effectiveness of practice refers to the reduction of bacteria concentrations in runoff to receiving waterbodies
3Costs based on NRCS EQIP Payment Schedules