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A winning solution for stormwater pollution

A winning solution for stormwater pollution

This year, like most years, a huge winter storm hit the Sun Valley in Los Angeles. And it looked like this. There are no storm sewers in that area, so every time there’s a big rain, the streets turn into rivers. City officials rush to direct this water out into the L.A. river and then …

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Assistance

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Assistance

Only rain down the drain. That’s the goal for the Clark County Clean Water division. To achieve this objective Clean Water has targeted outreach programs aimed to keep pollutants from going down storm drains and reaching streams, rivers and lakes. During the course of my work I visit about 400 businesses a year. We talk …

EPA: The Scoop on Stormwater

[xylophone music] GOO: Hi, my name is Robert Goo, I work for the EPA in the Office of Water. I work on sustainable water resource management. [heavy rain] GOO: Excess stormwater can destabilize streams, smother aquatic habitat, clog our navigation channels, and increase water treatment costs. [thunderstorm] GOO: Stormwater is runoff or precipitation that falls …

EPA provides grant funding for DC water projects

EPA provides grant funding for DC water projects

Collin Burrell: The district will benefit immensely from receiving this grand fund from EPA. It will help us meet our non-point source pollution goal in the District and help us meet Mayor Muriel Bowser’s goal of cleaning up the river and make it fishable and swimmable by the year 2032. We are doing some major …

EPA Employs Innovative Approach to Addressing Nitrogen Pollution on Cape Cod

EPA Employs Innovative Approach to Addressing Nitrogen Pollution on Cape Cod

Narrator: Nutrient pollution is one of the most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems in America today. Excessive amounts of nutrients can lead to algal blooms and shorelines clogged with seaweed. This results in lost fish and shellfish habitat. The waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts are increasingly nutrient impaired, largely from excess nitrogen in wastewater …