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You’re Invited! New Stormwater Regulations L&L

Virginia has announced new Stormwater Management Program Regulations that bring up a great deal of questions. How do these regulations effect you? We have the answers! Draper Aden Associates is hosting several free Lunch and Learns in Virginia to give some much needed guidance on these new regulations. Speakers Lynn Klappich, Waste Resources Engineering Project Manager, and Carolyn Howard, Stormwater Program Manager, will be there to address effects of the new stormwater regulation on landfills, composting, and mulching operations. Come join us for some good food and good conversation at one of the locations below! RSVP to Chelsea Koonce (ckoonce@daa.com) 540.552.0444. Fairfax, VA Wednesday, April 30 11:00AM - 1:00PM I-95 Landfill Complex 9850 Furnace Road Lorton, VA 22079 RSVP April 25 Richmond, VA Friday, May 9 11:00AM – 1:00PM Henrico County Operations Center 10401 Woodman Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060 RSVP May 6 Roanoke, VA Wednesday, May 21 11:00AM-1:00PM Roanoke Valley Resource Authority 1020 Hollins Rd. Roanoke, VA 24012 RSVP May 16...

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How Does NYC Plan to Address Its Stormwater Improvement Program?

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, but the program that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced an agreement on an enforcement Order to improve the overall water quality in New York Harbor waters amounts to the City's investment of approximately $187 million over the next three years and an estimated $2.4 billion of public and private funding over the next 18 years! Through this program of Green and Grey Infrastructure, NYC expects to see savings of $1.4 Billion from Grey Infrastructure Substitution Projects and an additional $2 Billion in Deferred Costs. The City's modified Consent Order will allow the CIty to implement a green infrastructure adaptive management approach to address it combined sewer overflow problem as well as other water quality improvements throughout the City. Councilman James F. Gennaro, who wrote a letter to the DEC in support...

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Using Soil Compost Amendments to Improve Stormwater Management

Among the proposed BMPs in the Virginia BMP Clearinghouse is Number 4: Soil Compost Amendment. The intent of the measure is to deeply till compacted soils and restore their porosity by amending them with compost. Intuitively, this is a great idea. In my own experience on a small scale, a tilled topsoil layer, rich in organics, can accept a large amount of water. With my rain barrels at home, I can empty 40 gallons of water in 15 minutes into a landscape area less than 9 square feet. Also, I think most of us have seen that construction, particularly in tight sites, essentially destroys the existing soil structure that made it permeable. I think that this measure will see a lot of use when the new regulations go into effect, as it can be credited with as much as a 50% reduction in runoff volume and phosphorus. [caption id="attachment_340" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

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