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WEF Announces MS4 Award Winners

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 2, municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements were recognized during the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2017. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented 13 municipalities with National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. The awards, developed by WEF in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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WEF and NMSA Sign MOU to Support Stormwater

January 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the stormwater sector and to help advance effective stormwater programs for the protection of public health and the environment. WEF and WEF’s Stormwater Institute helped form NMSA, a nonprofit that works to support, […]

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WEF Bestows MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Leading Municipalities

November 14, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has recognized leading Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) for exceeding regulatory requirements. The National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards were presented to six high-performing utilities during the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. Developed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the […]

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WEF Comments on EPA’s Proposed MS4 Permit Remand Rule

April 18, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided public comments on the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit remand rule which was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 6. WEF’s comments respond to questions posed by EPA and focus on providing maximum flexibility to the […]

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WEF Now Is Accepting Applications for MS4 Awards

March 18, 2016

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On March 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced that it is accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15. An expert committee will review […]

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WEF Launches MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program

September 10, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) launched a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the program’s objective is to recognize high-performing, regulated, municipal separate-storm-sewer systems (MS4s) and inspire them to exceed requirements by them using innovative and cost-effective approaches. […]

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WEF Begins Stormwater Product and Practice Testing Project

May 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is leading a new project to develop a framework for the formation of a national testing and evaluation program in the stormwater sector. The project, funded through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Infrastructure Grant administered by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), is based on WEF’s […]

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Rubber Ducks Convey Stormwater Pollution Message in Maine

April 23, 2014

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The Think Blue Maine campaign works to educate about stormwater pollution. In 2011, the group debuted a video using devil ducks to illustrate how lawn-care products can runoff private property into waterways. Photo courtesy of Think Blue Maine.

Think Blue Maine collaboration works to reduce runoff pollution   Rubber ducks aren’t just for bath time anymore. A yellow rubber duck and red devil duck take center stage for stormwater educational messaging distributed throughout Maine. A total of 30 nonprofits, state agencies, and municipalities have joined together through the Think Blue Maine campaign to […]

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