The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Maine’s municipal governments are considering new and creative plans to reduce impacts from stormwater runoff, strategies that may involve tens of millions of dollars of public and private money to mitigate and fix problems. Many cities have tackled the low-hanging fruit, such as separating sewage and stormwater pipes while engaged in roadwork. The next phase often includes construction of untreated runoff storage and pollution treatment before sending it on its way to waterways like streams, rivers and the ocean. Reducing the stormwater runoff contamination in the first place will be one of the critical challenges.
Following on a successful and informative breakfast on the topic last year, MEREDA and the Portland Community Chamber are teaming up with E2Tech on a stormwater forum featuring public works, engineering, regulatory and legal leaders engaged in planning for and funding stormwater plans and implementation. Experts from Maine’s 3 largest cities – Portland, Lewiston and Bangor – will join the Department of Environmental Protection, Woodard & Curran, Pierce Atwood and Perkins Thompson to discuss critical approaches, next steps and options for sound and effective stormwater management.
Michael Bobinsky, Director of Public Services
City of Portland
Woodard & Curran
David Jones, Director, Public Works Department
City of Lewiston
Jim Katsiaficas, Shareholder/Partner
Michael Kuhns, Director, Bureau of Land & Water Quality
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Paul Nicklas, Assistant City Solicitor
City of Bangor
Bill Taylor, Partner
NOTE: Chamber, MEREDA, and e2Tech members- register at the member rate.