In December 2014, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded more than $11 million from its Gulf Environment Benefit Fund to fund a series of six stormwater treatment and stream restoration projects designed to aid in the restoration of our "beautiful bayou." This was one of the projects.
On July 13, 2018, Mayor Ashton Hayward toured the completed facility with Derrik Owens, the City's public works director.
The Bill Gregory Park Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility is 37 acres near Bayou Chico. It features a two-tier treatment train system which will remove debris and floatables from the water before it enters into a wet retention pond. The pond is 2.5 acres and is now home to a variety of plants, birds and other aquatic animal species.