Upcoming in St. Charles, Mo.
Moving Forward on Stormwater Management
Presentation by Roland Biehl, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)
Environmental Specialist Roland Biehl will share challenges and accomplishments under the St. Louis County Stormwater Management plan.
Time and Place
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presentation by Roland Biehl, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation
At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
Hosted by Greenway Network
Since 2011, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has been involved in a estimated 27 year, nearly $5 billion project to overhaul the aging stormwater and wastewater sewer systems of the city and county. Like many older cities and towns across the country, St. Louis is facing the the double strain of new development and redevelopment on an aging infrastructure that can no longer support the clean water goals we share.
In December of last year, a new general permit was approved as the next stage of the Phase II Stormwater Plan process. Handling growing amounts of stormwater is a major piece of the planning puzzle. Stormwater carries many non-point source pollutants, from the litter and sediment you can see – to the contaminants from yards, streets and industry you can’t see.
Roland Biehl, Environmental Specialist at the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) Division of Environmental Compliance, will share challenges and accomplishments under the St. Louis County Stormwater Management plan. He will also update us on the new Phase II general permit issued December 14, 2016, how failing individual sewage systems are addressed, and resources on how you can participate in stormwater management
Roland coordinates the St. Louis County Stormwater Phase II Permit activities and works closely with the St. Louis County municipalities on water quality education and regulatory requirements assistance. Roland received his BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and he has 22 years of regulatory affairs and permit writing experience while at MSD.
To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.
To get there from I-70
- Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
- Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
- After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
- Turn left onto N. Main St.
- Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
- View on Google Maps.
Resources & Links
Dig deeper for more info on this topic –
- Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)
- MSD Phase II Stormwater Management Plan
- Project Clear – MSD public outreach resources on reducing erosion, runoff and sewage issues.
- Original 2011 Consent Decree between EPA, MSD and Mo. Coalition for the Environment to mitigate stormwater and wastewater.
- Missouri Coalition for the Environment – fact page on St. Louis sewer issues.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fact sheet on 2016 and 2017 St. Louis sewer projects
- St. Louis County Phase II Stormwater Resources
- Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources – MS4 Permit Stormwater resources
- RADIO – “Curious St. Louis – How is St. Louis managing stormwater runoff” – St. Louis Public Radio – January 11, 2017
- RADIO – “ST. Louis among the U.S. cities with the most sewage overflow” – St. Louis Public Radio – Sept. 21, 2016 • Additional radio stories about MSD
- RADIO – “Recent floods underscore shortfalls of development planning in St. Louis County” – St. Louis Public Radio – Aug. 18, 2016
- ARTICLE – “Creek erosion getting worse, but MSD says there’s no money” – Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post Dispatch – Feb. 15, 2016
- ARTICLE – “Voters approve MSD bonds, stormwater tax” – Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post Dispatch – April 5, 2016
The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles
is hosted by these wonderful partners:
All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.
A special thank you to Greg Poleski and Mike Garvey of Greenway Network for making this happen!