Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MELISSA HIGGINS Photos courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. If you’re taking on a project that’s guaranteed to move around a lot of dirt, then one permit you’ll need to apply for is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
"We’re excited to announce that  we’re breaking ground tomorrow on our brand-new (fill in the blank) development.” How many times have you heard that phrase? It points up the fact that construction of anything almost always involves ‘breaking ground,’ i....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program has awarded a $75,000 grant to the city of Staunton, Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College (MBC). The grant is in recognition for their efforts to protect Lewis Creek and promote stewardship in helping to reduce stormwater runoff and limit pollutants flowing into the Chesapeake Bay watershed....
Jan. 16, 2012 04:27
The federal government designed the Chesapeake Bay pollution diet to improve the overall health of the bay. The diet forces Anne Arundel and other counties adjacent to the bay to put in place upgraded stormwater controls with the goal of achieving the pollution levels outlined in the plan by 2025....
July 19, 2010 05:16
Officials in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, are using their federal stimulus money to help make their town greener. The Fayette County town attracts a lot of summer tourists, thanks to its famous waterfall, and they are looking to improve environmentally friendly conditions....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
Elected officials in Belmont, Massachusetts, want to update the town’s stormwater bylaw, and doing so may mean shelving plans for an affordable housing complex. The new bylaw is meant to detect illicit discharge, better control construction runoff and protect the nearby Mystic River watershed....
May 16, 2011 04:52
An assemblyman in Yorktown, New York, is battling a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) mandate that requires local governments to pay for the cost of updating a local stormwater system. He claims the $500 million mandate would overburden local taxpayers....
May 16, 2011 04:52
In the battle over the forces of nature, controlling sediment can sometimes seem like a losing proposition. It doesn’t take much more than a few drops of rain to result in possible construction delays and huge penalties if sediment is carried offsite.....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
The Bay Area Regional Water Control Board in San Francisco, California, imposed the penalty after regional board inspectors found several violations on the construction site....

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