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This very informative session will explain what is required of the City and why residents and businesses may be tapped to pay fees for stormwater infrastructure, similar to fees currently paid to sewer and water utility districts.
Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 AM ~ Program: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
The goal of the Federal Clean Water Act was to make all our nation's waters fishable and swimmable by 1985. After decades of work on big industrial polluters and municipal sewer systems, the nation's waters are still polluted. The greatest source of pollution in the nation's surface waters today, stormwater, is also the most difficult to address.
Bangor and other urbanized areas in Maine are no different. Myriad legal requirements and a desire for a healthy environment are leading Bangor to plan for the removal of stormwater pollutants. This discussion will provide the audience with an understanding of the work the City of Bangor and others are doing to clean up our streams, what work is left to do, and the funding options being considered by the City to pay for this work. The discussion will inform the audience about the feasibility study currently being conducted in order to determine whether a utility district, similar to sewer and water districts, would be an appropriate funding source for Bangor. The study will project what fees would need to be generated to address stormwater in a comprehensive manner. This very informative session will explain what is required of the City and why residents and businesses may be tapped to pay fees for stormwater infrastructure, similar to fees currently paid to sewer and water utility districts.
The James W. Sewall Company has teamed with the marketing firm Packard Judd Kaye to assist the City with the Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study. Members of their team have assisted numerous other local governments with the implementation of stormwater utility districts in other States.
Join us on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor as our panelists inform the audience about what other local governments in New England are doing to address stormwater pollution and clean up urban surface waters.
Meet the Panelists
Wendy Warren is the Environmental Coordinator with the City of Bangor, Maine. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that City operations maintain compliance with environmental regulations such as hazardous waste, air emissions, underground storage tanks, solid waste, and stormwater. Ms. Warren has over fifteen years' experience in environmental regulatory compliance. Her previous work experiences in the private sector within small businesses and large corporations have helped her to develop an approach to environmental compliance that is balanced, achievable and effective. She received her B.S. degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Management from Western Michigan University, and is certified in Hazardous Waste Management by the University of California, San Diego.
Patrick Graham is Director of Project Development for James W. Sewall Company. He has over eighteen years of experience in engineering design, planning and permitting, particularly in the areas of water and sewer utilities, stormwater management systems, and municipal infrastructure improvements. His previous experience includes master planning of municipal capital improvements, design and analysis of stormwater management systems, NPDES permitting and watershed assessments. Mr. Graham's responsibilities include managing project staffing requirements, project budgets and billing, as well as business development for Sewall's Environmental Engineering Team. He received his BSPH in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MS in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.