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U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of the final acts of the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will set “water quality standards for nutrients” for all Florida surface waters. The standards will apply to concentrations of the agricultural nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in state waters. The…

Conferences Highlight Low Impact Development

Conferences Highlight Low Impact Development

SEATTLE, Washington, November 17, 2008 (ENS) – The 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference opened Sunday at the Westin Seattle, sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE. In his inaugural address, the new ASCE president D. Wayne Klotz, called on fellow professionals to take more credit…

New York City Asks Public Input on Rainwater Control

New York City Asks Public Input on Rainwater Control

NEW YORK, New York, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – The autumn rains will soon flow down the streets of New York City, and as they do, city officials are asking for public input on how to capture more of the stormwater before it overflows the city’s sewer system, causes flooding and pollutes waterways. A plan…

Duluth Opens Stormwater Partnership With Businesses

Duluth Opens Stormwater Partnership With Businesses

DULUTH, Minnesota, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – The Regional Stormwater Protection Team and the City of Duluth have created a new program aimed at encouraging businesses in the western Great Lakes region to reduce stormwater pollution. The newly formed Superior Streams Partner Program aims to reduce the runoff from local streets and parking lots that…

Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2008 (ENS) – Water quality improvements in Pennsylvania will be funded by a $42.4 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the state of Pennsylvania. Announcing the grant on Thursday, Donald Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, said, “EPA is committed to helping communities get safe, clean water.”…

Florida Adopts Two River Basin Action Plans

Florida Adopts Two River Basin Action Plans

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced adoption of two river basin management action plans about 100 miles apart – both of which will require better stormwater management measures. The Long Branch Basin Management Action Plan, developed in partnership with Orange County and the Florida Department of…

Stormwater to Florida's Lake Lafayette Will Be Controlled

Stormwater to Florida's Lake Lafayette Will Be Controlled

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $85,496 in grant funding to the Ochlockonee River Soil and Water Conservation District to help control stormwater runoff. The project will capture and clean urban runoff before entering the Lake Lafayette watershed in Tallahassee, as well as provide stormwater education…

Pennsylvania Funds 124 Stormwater and Clean Water Projects

Pennsylvania Funds 124 Stormwater and Clean Water Projects

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Pennsylvania is making a $22.3 million investment in 124 projects that will help restore the state’s polluted streams, provide clean water, and help prevent floods in communities across the commonwealth Announcing the grants on Friday, Governor Edward Rendell said Pennsylvania’s long mining history and extensive…

Tamarack Resort Fined $185,000 for Stormwater Violations

Tamarack Resort Fined $185,000 for Stormwater Violations

BOISE, Idaho, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – The Tamarack Resort, located 100 miles north of Boise, has agreed to pay a $185,000 penalty to the federal government to resolve breaches of the Clean Water Act arising from stormwater violations discovered on the resort’s property in 2005 and 2006, Today’s agreement also calls for Tamarack to…

Stormwater Upgrades Will Help Keep Naples Bay Clean

Stormwater Upgrades Will Help Keep Naples Bay Clean

NAPLES, Florida, December 26, 2007 (ENS) – The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board has authorized $1.5 million for a city of Naples stormwater improvement project benefiting Naples Bay. The district funds are part of the total $7.7 million effort. The funding will allow the city to implement a broad range of stormwater improvements,…