NEW Water Annual Report 2016 - Page 7



Water Knows No Boundaries Video
An aerial drone photo of a grassed waterway in Silver Creek. At the start of
the project, 35% of the land was in cover; now that number is 70%.
that these conservation practices prevented 3,468,737 pounds of sediment and
phosphorus from entering area waterways.
These conservation practices improve soil health and management of nutrients
which helps prevent runoff from entering the bay. There is an economic benefit,
too: Healthier soils and management of nutrients maximize crop production,
reduce the need to purchase fertilizers, and improve water quality.
The pilot project continues through 2018. Given the benefits of this cost-effective,
environmentally responsible approach to meeting compliance requirements, NEW
Water is continuing to evaluate this watershed approach, beyond Silver Creek.
NEW WATER | 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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