Tag: MS4

Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

Nearly every workday for 20 years, John Kellett parked his car along Pratt Street and walked across the downtown pedestrian bridge over the Jones Falls River toward his office aboard a vintage Coast Guard vessel. The USCGC Taney, permanently moored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was the headquarters of the Baltimore

Where Old Snow Goes to Melt

Where Old Snow Goes to Melt

A fresh snowpack can bring a feeling of natural beauty to even the most densely developed, highly urbanized area. For many towns and cities, when that snow piles on several inches deep, a series of policy changes go into effect. Schoolkids cheer to have the day off; some workers might

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Jennifer Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, ToR, QSD, and QSP, is the environmental compliance group manager for WSB & Associates in St. Paul, MN. She didn’t set out in life to go into the industry, but today, she is one of its shining stars.

Her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in business management

Foliar Rainfall Factors

Foliar Rainfall Factors

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

IECA News

IECA News

Environmental Connection 2017 Ready for Atlanta?
Save the date for EC17!
Environmental Connection 2017 is coming soon and IECA encourages all industry professionals to start making plans to attend the world’s largest soil and water event. EC17 will be held February 21–24, 2017, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Prepare to learn from a

Reader Profile: Heather Buck

Reader Profile: Heather Buck

Heather Buck, CPWSQ, CMS4S, says most municipalities are complying with stormwater regulations, but not sufficiently documenting it. A resource planner for Christopher B. Burke Engineering in Indianapolis, IN, Buck helps municipalities with recordkeeping, tracking, and documentation in an “easy and efficient way so they can fit records documentation into their

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