New England stormwater issues to be addressed

This fall, the New England Water Works Association, New England Water Environment Association, and New England chapter of the American Public Works Association formed the New England Stormwater Collaborative. The group will identify and determine New England-wide stormwater educational and informational needs, and ways the collaborative can most effectively educate, advocate, and respond to stormwater issues affecting the region.

The Stormwater Collaborative consists of Steering and Working Committees comprised of members of each association who meet regularly to discuss issues and determine action items. Their first task is to develop an educational product that will address stormwater needs of New England communities using survey results from members of all three associations. Additional initiatives include developing position papers; responding to state, regional, and federal stormwater rulings; creating outreach materials and fact sheets; and providing a clearing house for information and resources on stormwater across the region.

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