Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 30 stormwater meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patricia Gaylord
April 9, 2008 (916) 358-3545


(Placerville, CA)—El Dorado County and the City of Placerville are teaming up to convene a free workshop on Storm Water Management Plan responsibilities.

“Controlling storm water run-off is in many cases required by law and an important part of keeping our water supply safe for drinking, swimming, fishing and other important uses,” said Patricia Gaylord, El Dorado County Storm Water Coordinator.

The workshop will cover the current responsibilities associated with projects in El Dorado County and the City of Placerville, as well as upcoming changes in the renewal of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit, and the Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System General Permit. Authorized by the federal Clean Water Act, the NPDES was established in 1972 to regulate water pollution from point sources such as pipes, parking lots or man-made ditches.

This event is highly recommended for all engineers, contractors, architects, developers, government staff, builders and owners working and building in El Dorado County. Guest speakers from both the public and private sector will discuss NPDES permit requirements and enforcement regulations. There will also be free presentations and demonstrations from guest vendors on best management practices for erosion and sediment controls including post construction products.

“We hope to educate people about storm water permit requirements and responsibilities now, rather than have them face penalties for non-compliance later,” said Gaylord.

The workshop and vendor demonstration is on April 30, 2008 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building A lower level, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. Seating is limited for this free workshop so registration is encouraged prior to April 25. RSVP by contacting Patricia Gaylord at, (916) 358-3545, or send a fax to (916) 941-8910.

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