Thursday, June 11, 2020

PA Township Supervisors Host Statewide Stormwater Conference At 3 Regional Locations; Workshop Proposals Now Being Accepted

The PA State Association of Township Supervisors will host a statewide MS4 Great Ideas Stormwater Conference at three regional locations in October and November.
Is your stormwater management program in need of some help?
Do you have problems complying with your MS4 permit?
Want to learn the latest best practices in stormwater management and flooding mitigation?
Are you new to stormwater management?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you will want to attend the “2020 PSATS Stormwater Conference” nearest you.
PSATS will host regional sessions of the Conference--
-- October 22: Butler County  Click Here to register
-- October 28: Montgomery County  Click Here to register
-- November 13: Cumberland County  Click Here to register
Each event starts at 9:00  a.m. and concludes by 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $125 per person and includes lunch, breaks, certificate of attendance, and workshop handouts. 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 stormwater operations staff, you will want to select the “Technical” track for presentations such as how to:
--Select competent BMP inspectors to ensure your stormwater facilities are operational as planned
-- Work with your municipal road crew and public works departments to implement strategic ways to integrate green infrastructure improvements to reduce flooding and improve stormwater quality during the course of normal maintenance and building operations
-- Calculate the 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
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
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.
Workshop Proposals
If you have a “Great Idea” you would like to share with others, Click Here to submit a workshop proposal.  Deadline June 20.
Want to sponsor? If you or your company want to be a sponsor of this event, contact James Wheeler, PSATS Stormwater Manager, at or call 717-763-0930, ext. 128.
Visit the PSATS MS4 Great Ideas Stormwater Conference webpage for more information.  Questions? Need Help?  Contact James Wheeler, PSATS Stormwater Manager, at or call 717-763-0930, ext. 128.
[Posted: June 11, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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