EBC New Hampshire Chapter Water Program: Stormwater Management for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
This EBC program will present recent updates in municipal stormwater management in New Hampshire focusing on regulations, strategies, and funding mechanisms. New requirements will be presented by U.S. EPA Region 1 on the new Draft NH Small MS4 Permit released in February 2013. Changes since the issuance of 2008 draft permit, the anticipated date of promulgation of the new permit, and expectations for recently designated MS4 communities will be presented. Recent advances in structural stormwater controls using low impact development will be discussed that improve nitrogen and phosphorous removal performance. Groundbreaking efforts in the Great Bay, NH on integrated planning for the holistic watershed-based management of stormwater and wastewater will be discussed. Lastly, feasibility studies from three NH municipalities examining the development of stormwater utilities will be will be presented. The program will provide an open discussion for new EPA permit requirements, and for stormwater management and funding strategies.
The Great Bay Reserve is part of the Great Bay Estuary, a complex embayment and New Hampshire’s largest estuarine system. Fed by the tidal waters of the Piscataqua River that forms the boundary between Maine and New Hampshire, the estuary offers a variety of diverse habitats including eelgrass beds, mudflats, salt marsh, rocky intertidal, and upland forest and fields.
Robert M. Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
Associate, Geosyntec Consultants
- William R. Arcieri, Senior Water Resource Scientist, VHB
- Brian Goetz, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
- Barbara McMillan, Watershed Outreach Coordinator, NH DES
- Steve J. Miller, Coastal training Program Coordinator, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Newton Tedder, Permit Writer, U.S. EPA – Region 1