Green Infrastructure Options for Stormwater Management

This blog is the second in a two-part series about stormwater management.  The first blog [Stormwater Management Basics] addressed the basics of stormwater management regulations.  Green infrastructure options for stormwater management are presented below. How does Green Infrastructure help with Stormwater Management? An increasingly popular and holistic approach for effective management of stormwater runoff is… Read More

Stormwater Management Basics

This blog is the first in a two-part series regarding stormwater management regulations as discussed below and best management practices, which will be presented in our September 2nd blog post. What Is Stormwater Runoff and What Are Its Impacts? Stormwater runoff is rain or snowmelt that flows over land, instead of percolating into the soil…. Read More

Stormwater Management During Construction

Ready to break ground on your new construction project? Hang on! Did you know that if you are disturbing the soil at your site, you may need to obtain coverage under the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity? You… Read More

Walden Partners with City Utilities to Present the 2020 Stormwater Management Training Workshop

Stormwater Management Training

City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Division of City Utilities is proud to present its annual workshop, titled 2020 Stormwater Management Advances: Technology and New Products. This year, the annual stormwater outreach program will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  Walden is pleased to assist City Utilities by moderating this important education and outreach program.  Throughout the… Read More

5 Things to Know About the Community Rating System (CRS) and Flood Insurance Premium Reductions

What is Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)? According to the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) is an area which is subject to flood events equal to or surpassing the 1% annual chance flood.  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations are enforced in SFHA zones.   Owners… Read More

Quarterly Inspections & Sampling Due March 31!

If your facility is covered by SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity, keep reading! March 31st is the last day to complete the Visual Assessment of Stormwater Discharges, Routine Facility Inspection and Quarterly Sampling (if required). All inspections must be completed and kept as part of the Stormwater Protection… Read More

New GP (GP-0-20-001) for Construction Activities issued January 28, 2020

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC or Department) issued a new State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity (GP-0-20-001). The new permit has been effective starting January 29, 2020 and replaced the previous general permit, GP-0-15-002, which expired on January 28, 2020. Who needs a… Read More