Harford Streams
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Heavenly Waters Park Stream Restoration 

Expected construction start: Summer 2021, completion: Spring 2022

The Heavenly Waters Park Stream Restoration is a collaborative project between Harford Streams and Harford County Parks and Recreation.  

The purpose of this project is to remove a portion of the existing pond, recreate the stream channel, streamside wetland, and habitat. This project improves stream health by removing pollutants from parking lot runoff while providing a large scale example of how a rain garden could be incorporated into commercial or even residential properties. This project not only improves stream health but also improves aesthetics.

Pre-construction of Heavenly Waters  


Post-construction rendering of Heavenly Waters  

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95% complete design

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Comments / Questions / More Information

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) - Construction 

1.  What time of day will construction occur?

Working hours are 7 am to 3 pm. The Contractor may work beyond 3 pm with permission from the County.

2.  Will construction occur on the weekends?

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday. The Contractor can request to work weekends but his would be subject to approval by the County.

3.  How long will it take to complete construction?

Approximately 6 months.

4.  What time of year can construction take place?

For stream restoration,  Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) restricts in-stream construction between March 1 and May 31.  For stormwater management, there are no time of year restrictions for construction.

5.  Who should I contact if I have concerns?

Email Harford County construction project manager, Tom Pistelto Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislatorsto open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint or call at (410) 638-3217.

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) - Funding

1. How are restoration projects funded?

Resolution 005-15 Recordation Tax Reallocation was adopted in March 2015 which established a dedicated fund for restoration projects.  This dedicated fund allows the County to sell bonds to fund these projects.  Prior to establishing the dedicated fund, funding for these projects competed with other agencies such as the Sheriffs Office and Schools for general funds.