“Storms Brewing Over Stormwater”-WYPR Discusses Solutions to Stormwater Management

Stormwater runoff has and continues to pose a large threat to the viability of the Chesapeake Bay.  The costly problem has come to the forefront of county government agendas as Maryland law now requires its nine largest counties and Baltimore City to charge fees to address the urban and suburban pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Innovative and inexpensive solutions exist through green infrastructure as demonstrated by Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  On Thursday’s edition of “Midday with Dan Rodricks,”  address how the City of Lancaster is going green to keep stormwater and sewage out of its tributaries that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.  Lancaster adopted a 25 year “green infrastructure plan” that combines installing green roofs, permeable paving, rain gardens, rain barrels, and dry wells, among other approaches to manage runoff.  The program offers a dialogue between Midday on the Bay contributor Rona Kobell; public works director for the City of Lancaster Charlotee Katzenmoyer; director of residential water programs at Blue Water Baltimore Dana Puzey; and Master Watershed Steward Candidate, Stewards Academy, Anne Arundel County, Rusty Gowland.  To listen to the full segment, visit the WYPR website.

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