Pollution in rivers, lakes and oceans has been in the news for years. Overloading of contaminates creates several different types of water problems. According to The Environmental Protection Agency “Polluted runoff occurs when rain, snowmelt, irrigation water, and other water sources move across and through land, picking up pollutants and carrying them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and underground sources of drinking water.” There are other issues as well, including acidification in oceans.
In an article in the Huffington Post, Pierce Nahigyan writes “The ocean absorbs about 30 percent of the CO2 emitted from human activities. As the volume of atmospheric CO2 grows, the ocean collects its proportionate share. To give you an idea of how much that is, in 2013, countries emitted nearly 40 billion tons of carbon. According to the World Meteorological Organization , that represents the biggest surge in CO2 concentration since 1984.”
SOURCE: Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It’s Getting Worse
Photo Credit and article fond at Salinity from space unlocks satellite-based assessment of ocean acidification
posted Jan 16, 2015, 7:43 AM by Salinity CERSAT
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Applying for Stormwater Quality Credits
What is the credit available for stormwater quality management tools/practices?
Property owners can apply for a credit of up to 50 percent of their stormwater utility fee if they are using stormwater quality management tools/practices (often referred to as “Best Management Practice” or a “BMP”).
Common stormwater quality management tools (BMPs) include:
|Wet ponds||Manufactured underground filters||Rain gardens|
|Dry ponds||Vegetated swales||Infiltration trenches|
|Underground storage||Sand filters||Soak away pits|
|Wet or dry swales||Filter strips||Pervious pavers|
|Green roof||Dry wells|
You can learn more about stormwater quality management tools and practices from the Metropolitan Council’s
Urban Small Sites Best Management Practice Manual.” CREDIT MPLS Public Works