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DelDOT's NPDES Environmental Roundtable

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University of Delaware Paradee Center

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Dover, DE 19901

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Calling all environmental partners! DelDOT invites you to learn about our stormwater program. The program is entering a new stage of developing Water Quality Improvement Plans. The morning will kickoff with an overview presentation, and be followed by a facilitated discussion for partners to provide input on future projects.

This meeting is free, but RSVP is required since seating is limited. To register for the in person meeting, click the 'REGISTER' button.

A webinar option is avalabile for those that can't attend in person. To register for the webinar use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deldots-npdes-environmental-roundtable-webinar-tickets-41999235845

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Under the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the water quality of stormwater runoff that discharges into local waterways. Stormwater runoff is transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems, referred to as MS4. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, the EPA requires an NPDES permit.

The NPDES permit requires the development of two Water Quality Improvement Plans (WQIP). The ulitmate goal of the WQIPs is to protect, enhance, and improve water quality, which can lead to the removal of applicable streams and rivers from the DNREC List of Impaired Waters. As part of the Phase I permit requirements, DelDOT and and co-permittees must develop a WQIP each for a restoration watershed and a preservation watershed, both of which will decrease the untreated effective impervious area by at least 3%. The Christina River watershed was selected as the restoration watershed, and the Dragon Run watershed was selected as the preservation watershed. Through a desktop analysis and collaborative process, the WQIPs will identify potential projects that will help meet water quality goals. The WQIPs are in the initial stages of development. DelDOT will present information about the development of the WQIPs, and facilitate a discussion on potential projects within the watersheds.

More information can be found here: https://www.deldot.gov/Programs/stormwater/index.shtml?dc=whyregulated

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