Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Register Now! PSATS Stormwater Conference Oct. 16-Allegheny County, Nov. 15- Chester County

The PA State Association of Township Supervisors is now accepting registrations for its 2019 PA Stormwater Conference to be held regionally October 16 in Monroeville, Allegheny County and November 15 in Malvern, Chester County.
Each full-day event starts at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $125 per person and includes lunch, breaks, certificate of attendance, and printed conference materials. Each registrant must select whether they will attend the “Technical” or the “Policy” workshop track.
Technical Track
If you are a consulting engineer or a member of a municipal operations staff, you will want to select the “Technical” track for presentations such as how to:
-- Develop a realistic green infrastructure installation plan that your municipal road crew and public works departments can strategically implement to reduce flooding and improve stormwater quality;
-- Calculate the line-item costs of installing, operating, and maintaining the BMPs your municipality will need to develop a realistic municipal stormwater budget;
-- Work with private landowners to evaluate and design BMPs that they can install to further help your municipality achieve cost-effective compliance;
-- Use the available drainage ways, infiltration areas, and other water resources that nature has already given you (economic ecology); and
--  Locate the best places to do stream corridor restoration, one of the more cost-effective practices to reduce nutrient and sediment loads
Policy Track
For those with managerial and administrative stormwater responsibilities, you will want to select the “Policy” track for presentations such as how to:
-- Create effective partnerships with other municipalities and private stakeholders to improve compliance and lower overall costs;
-- Develop joint municipal pollutant reduction plans (PRPs) that can lower the participating municipalities’ overall costs;
-- Implement a rural stormwater fee to help farmers meet their stormwater responsibilities at the lowest cost;
--  Balance the construction of grey and green infrastructure projects for cost and appearance reasons; and
--  Prepare for the next MS4 NPDES permit cycle, which will begin in 2023.
Last year’s Conferences were sold-out so make sure you register early to reserve your spot to learn cost-effective ways to improve compliance with your MS4 NPDES permit and state-of-the-art practices for improving your overall stormwater management program from the best in the business.
Click Here to register or for more information.  Questions should be directed to James Wheeler, PSATS Stormwater Conference Manager, by sending email to: or by calling 717-763-0930, ext. 128.
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