First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City

First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City

Owner: Howard County Office of Community Sustainability/ First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City

Client: Ellicott City, MD

The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City had a dry SWM facility was designed in 1989 under the SWM regulations in effect at that time. Soltesz undertook a redesign of various elements of the facility in order to provide modern water quality functions as part of the Howard County MS4 Compliance project. The dry pond required excavation of sediment, replacement of a corroded BMP Riser, and fill over the pipe at the top of embankment for minor settlement. The water quality function consists of layers of gabion, filter fabric, and sand and gravel to filter the first inch of runoff from the contributing drainage area. The project was designed to provide 1. 72 acres of treated acres as well as load reductions of 11.51 pounds of nitrogen removal, 1.67 pounds of phosphorus removal and 1,061 pounds of sediment removal. Soltesz worked with property owner to guide them through the program as well as plan and permit updates. Soltesz served as the program delivery manager for several non-profit organizationswithin Howard County, working with both the property owners and county officials to deliver satisfactory legal agreements and designs.