Archive | August, 2013

Los Angeles County Found Liable for Violating Stormwater Permit

On Aug. 8, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Los Angeles County Flood District is liable for violating its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit. Its monitoring station data allegedly documented discharges of pollutants higher than those established in the permit. However, the county argued that the monitoring data was not […]

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Wetland Systems Are More Effective When Connected

On July 17, U.S. Geological Survey and George Mason University researchers published a research report on wetland connectivity in the Journal of Environmental Quality. In many cases, wetlands are created to allay losses to wetlands elsewhere or to build wildlife habitat, the report explains. However, berms are typically installed in created wetlands, enabling regulation of […]

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WEF Volunteers To Build Rain Garden at WEFTEC 2013

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Students and Young Professionals Committee hosts an annual service project each year at WEFTEC®. When the project started in 2008, volunteers built a rain garden and will be doing so again this year in Chicago. The project — Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens — will take place at John C. […]

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WEF Stormwater Lead to Speak at 2013 LID Symposium

Later this month, Seth Brown, stormwater program and policy director with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), will give two presentations at the 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium. Brown will address stormwater policy, economic incentives, and WEF’s Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices program, known as STEPP. He will also moderate a […]

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