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Stormwater Awareness, Solutions, Arlington, June 10

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Arlington Stormwater Awareness Series, Session 12


Restoring the Hydrologic Cycle

 Speakers: Rebecca Balke and Natalie Koncki, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.

 View past sessions online at acmi.tvArlington Stormwater Series Home

June 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Town of Arlington Engineering Division continues to host its Stormwater Awareness Series that informs residents on the environment effects and impacts of stormwater on local water resources and what can be done to reduce these impacts. The series is free and open to the general public.


"Restoring the Hydrologic Cycle", presented by Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. explains the hydrologic cycle and details how residents can help by disconnecting or redirecting downspouts and removing impervious area.



Rebecca Balke is a Principal and Senior Engineer at Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) with over 19 years of engineering experience. She has worked extensively on stormwater and water resources protection projects, and has managed dozens of successful Phase II stormwater programs for New England municipalities. She is a Registered Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.


Natalie Koncki is an Environmental Scientist at Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) with 2 years of environmental consulting experience. She has worked on several stormwater and water resource protection projects, including drainage mapping and pollutant modeling. She has a M.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Environmental Science


The presentation and Q&A session will be held on June 10th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Selectmen's Hearing Room, 2nd floor.


The following is an outline of scheduled presentation:


Restoring Water Quality and the Hydrologic Cycle – How Residents Can Help


I. Stormwater Impacts

•       What is stormwater runoff?

•       Water cycle pre and post development

•       Stormwater problems

•       Sources of stormwater pollution

II. How Can we Address Stormwater Problems?

•       Mimic natural hydrologic cycle – LID with examples

•       Water quality BMPs - examples

III. Spy Pond Example

•       Background/water quality issues

•       BMPs installed

•       Results

IV. How Can Residents Help?

•       Calculating residential footprint and impacts

•       Disconnection of impervious surfaces

o       Roof leader disconnection

•       Benefits and examples

•       Steps for disconnection

•       Alternatives for re-direction

o       Disconnection of other impervious surfaces

o       Guidance documents and tools to quantify benefits

V. Summary

About Arlington’s Stormwater Series

The Arlington Stormwater Series is designed to educate residents on stormwater and the impacts on runoff, water quality, flood control and prevention, erosion and other stormwater related impacts within the Town of Arlington.  Information will be provided by stormwater professionals for the purpose of increasing awareness of these issues within the Town and to provide information for residents to help understand how the surrounding environment affects, and impacts, the local water resources and what can be done to reduce these impacts.


The Arlington Engineering Division is continuing to plan additional presentations, please stay tuned for the upcoming 2014 Arlington Stormwater Series schedule.  Updated information on these sessions will be sent by email via Town of Arlington Notices and posted online. If you would like to view information from past stormwater presentations please visit the stormwater awareness web page.


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