The city of Marietta Department of Public Works Engineering Division will host a free public workshop on protecting water quality from urban runoff June 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall.
An understanding of the nature of discharges in urban watersheds is essential to find, fix, and prevent them. The workshop will describe discharges and review the water quality problems they cause.
Dangers of runoff
Eliminating discharges is a critical component to restoring urban watersheds. Runoff from urban or suburban area, for example, is likely to contain the following:
- Fertilizer and pesticides leached from lawns
- Oil and antifreeze washed off driveways
- Bacteria and organic matter from pet waste
- Sediment from construction sites
- High storm flows and increased water temperature
Workshop and times
The program will begin at promptly 5:30 p.m. with a video: "After The Storm," which provides a broad overview of stormwater pollution, including runoff from residential and commercial properties, farms, construction sites, automotive facilities, forestry operations, and others. The video was produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Weather Channel and lasts approximately 22 minutes.
The workshop will also include a 25-minute presentation on protecting water quality and will be followed by an informal question and answer session.
For more information, call the city of Marietta Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 770-794-8110.
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