The Problem with Stormwater Training

“This one doesn’t look good either,” my co-worker, Tim, mumbled in my direction.

“Where is it this time?” I asked, turning from my computer to look in his direction.

“Massachusetts,” he mumbled again, scrolling through the annual report “They’ve done a good job with reporting their inspections and keeping track of all the work that goes on in their city, but nothing on training.” Continue reading “The Problem with Stormwater Training”

The Final Point

As the client manager at StormwaterGO I spend a lot of time talking with MS4’s about the EPA, permit regulations, and training methods in regards to their Stormwater programs. Most MS4 Stormwater Managers I have talked to have three main questions: How do we stay in compliance with the permit? How do we train all our city personnel? How come the EPA requires that we train these personnel? Continue reading “The Final Point”

What is a SWPPP and why do I need one?

“I’ve been doing this for 40 years and I’ve never had to have a SWPPP before. Why do I need one now?”

People ask me this question a lot. In fact, people ask me this question way too often. It’s time we put the subject to rest. SWPPPs aren’t new and they aren’t going anywhere. This may be the first time you’ve heard of it, but it certainly won’t be the last. Continue reading “What is a SWPPP and why do I need one?”