We live in an environment that is awash in millions of chemicals from a number of sources—lawn fertilizers, dish soap, aerosol sprays—and in many instances, we have limited
We live in an environment that is awash in millions of chemicals from a number of sources—lawn fertilizers, dish soap, aerosol sprays—and in many instances, we have limited knowledge about how these chemicals interact with the environment or with each other. Once these chemicals are in the environment, they often are transported via storm water runoff to lakes, streams and groundwater basins where they can be difficult to remove with standard treatment.
The traditional focus of addressing storm water pollution has been treatment similar to a wastewater facility—discharge the water downstream and treat it before releasing it to the environment. This type of approach may be reasonable for pollutants that can be removed through these processes, such as sediment; however, the use of downstream treatment for pollutants that are soluble becomes costlier and less practical. As with many complex problems faced by society, the solution is multi-pronged. In stormwater, this means a focus not only on green infrastructure and end-of-pipe treatment, but we should also support source control of chemicals.
Please join us for the first in a series of webinars exploring the topic of True Source Control as a tool for MS4 stormwater programs. This first webinar will define True Source Control as a unique solution to some of the most vexing problems for stormwater quality, provide a research segment on a True Source Control project, overview a recent True Source Control success story, and provide an opportunity for question and answer with an expert panel.
Note: 1.5 PDHs will be awarded for attending this webinar. This is a no-cost webinar.
(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm