MS4 Great Ideas

Is your stormwater management program in need of some help?
Want to learn the latest best practices in stormwater management?
Are you new to stormwater management?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions,
you will want to attend the

2019 PSATS Stormwater Conference

Click on the location to register. Registration is open to anyone.

  • Western Pa.:

    • Wednesday, October 16, in Allegheny County at the Doubletree Hotel Conference Center, 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville.

Each full-day event starts at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 3:30 p.m.
The registration 
fee is $125 per person and includes lunch, breaks, certificate of attendance, and printed conference materials. Each registrant must select whether they will attend the “Technical” or the “Policy” workshop track.


Click to view the agenda for these conferences 


If you are a consulting engineer or a member of a municipal operations staff, you will want to select the “Technical” track for presentations such as how to:

  • Develop a realistic green infrastructure installation plan that your municipal road crew and public works departments can strategically implement to reduce flooding and improve stormwater quality
  • Calculate the line-item costs of installing, operating, and maintaining the BMPs your municipality will need to develop a realistic municipal stormwater budget
  • Work with private landowners to evaluate and design BMPs that they can install to further help your municipality achieve cost-effective compliance
  • Use the available drainage ways, infiltration areas, and other water resources that nature has already given you (economic ecology)
  • Locate the best places to do stream corridor restoration, one of the more cost-effective practices to reduce nutrient and sediment loads
 

For those with managerial and administrative stormwater responsibilities, you will want to select the “Policy” track for presentations such as how to:

  • Create effective partnerships with other municipalities and private stakeholders to improve compliance and lower overall costs
  • Develop joint municipal pollutant reduction plans (PRPs) that can lower the participating municipalities’ overall costs.
  • Implement a rural stormwater fee to help farmers meet their stormwater responsibilities at the lowest cost
  • Balance the construction of grey and green infrastructure projects for cost and appearance reasons
  • Prepare for the next MS4 NPDES permit cycle, which will begin in 2023

Last year’s conferences were sold-out so make sure you register early to reserve your spot to learn cost-effective ways to improve compliance with your MS4 NPDES permit and state-of-the-art practices for improving your overall stormwater management program from the best in the business.

For additional information, contact James Wheeler, PSATS Stormwater Conference Manager, at jwheeler@psats.org or by calling 717-763-0930, ext. 128.