Credit Info

A “nutrient credit” is a certified unit of improvement to the environment, measured in pounds of phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment reduction.

The Process

A nutrient bank generates credits (offsets) through an approved practice of nutrient reduction on the subject property.

Purchase Credits

If a developer does not meet the requirements for stormwater runoff on-site, nutrient credits can be purchased within the same sub-watershed.

Learn how the nutrient trading market could yield benefits to Virginia farms.

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Service Area

In addition to continuing sales of nutrient credits from its land conversion banks, Potomac has stream and wetland restoration projects under development at its Brookdale, Coolbrook, and Circleville Farm mitigation banks that will generate approximately 9,207 stream credits and 13 wetland credits.