From Water Online:
These small bits of plastic, used as exfoliants in personal care products, like face wash and toothpaste, can slip through water treatment systems after they are washed down the drain. As a result, these microbeads often end up in local streams, rivers and larger bodies of water.
Read the full article on Water Online’s website HERE.
From Forester Daily News:
In coastal North Carolina, stormwater managers are looking to green infrastructure to solve stormwater problems. One successful green infrastructure project in Wilmington is the Wade Park Wetland. It was a $4 million joint project by the city of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and the state of North Carolina. The 17-acre park is on the site of a former wastewater treatment plant. Before the plant was constructed, the area was a natural wetland.
Completed in 2007, the wetland at Wade Park helps clean stormwater before it runs into the Hewletts Creek watershed and also reduces flooding in the area. The largest wetland in the area, it receives runoff from 590 acres, which is about 10% of the Hewletts Creek watershed…
Read the rest of the article at Forester Daily News HERE.
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Sign up now for the 17th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference, taking place October 18-23, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas!
More information on the EPA website HERE.
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For anyone who is interested in our Stormwater Inspection Training for Construction Sites online course, we now have available an outline of the course content that may be viewed before signing up.
For more information on the course, and to sign up, please see the course page HERE.
NPDES will be holding two webinars next month on the new 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP):
July 1st – Overview of EPA’s 2015 MGSP
July 8th – Electronic Reporting Training for EPA’s 2015 MGSP
Visit the NPDES training page on the EPA website HERE for more information and to register for these webinars.
A Compendium of Urban Water Management Developments in South Louisiana
Includes examples of Green Examples of Water Management from several parts of South Louisiana.
See a site map of New Orleans green infrastructure HERE.
Check out plenty of information about the new rule on the EPA website HERE.
Water Wise NOLA and the Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition (LUSC) will be holding two workshops on Green Infrastructure (GI), targeting the needs of key professionals for advancing GI in the Greater New Orleans area. The workshops are a full day and will be held in New Orleans at the Mosquito Control Center.
June 19th 2015
Workshop A: Design, Construction & Maintenance of Green Infrastructure
July 10th 2015
Workshop B: Green Infrastructure Planning & Policies
Each participant who completes the workshop will be a Certified Green Infrastructure Professional (either Design & Construction or Planning & Policy), and will receive a certificate from LUSC indicating such, which can be used to obtain the applicable continuing education credits (Landscape Architecture, AICP, AIA, etc.).
The workshops are sponsored by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans and are offered free of charge. The number of attendees is limited.
Please see the PDF flyer HERE for more information.
Register online at http://tinyurl.com/LUSC-GI-register
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