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Rain Tax Hearing Gets Stormy In Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — What to do about the rain? Lawmakers in Annapolis are debating whether the state should continue to collect that controversial stormwater fee, known as the “rain tax.” 264 more words

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Md. Senate President Introduces Stormwater Fee Changes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland wouldn’t impose mandatory fees to clean pollution out of stormwater under a new bill offered Wednesday in the Maryland Senate, but local officials would still have to prove they could pay to meet federal requirements. 344 more words

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Maryland Senate President Introduces Stormwater Fee Changes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Senate president has proposed some changes to the state’s stormwater management fees.

The measure introduced Wednesday would remove a mandate that nine counties and the city of Baltimore impose a fee to pay for stormwater management. 94 more words

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NDWC provides services for small drinking water systems

Morgantown, WV— For nearly 25 years, the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC), a signature program of the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) at West Virginia University, has helped thousands of small, rural communities with their drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, infrastructure resilience, and utility management needs—leading them to solutions to the problems they face. 379 more words

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Managing the Drinking Water Falling on Your Garden

Heavy rains produce water that is not absorbed by our yards and, instead, flows into the stormwater system.  The velocity of this water sweeping through the stormwater system and into local streams erodes stream banks and carries street pollutants and sediment.   63 more words

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"It’s the same conversation, the same lack of movement that we’ve had" -- Melissa Esquibel to Colorado Springs

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Pleas to reconsider a federal lawsuit over water quality fell on skeptical ears Wednesday.

The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District board listened patiently to Colorado Springs Councilman Merv Bennett’s assessment of stormwater protection progress, but in the end voted to continue to pursue a federal court filing charging that Colorado Springs is violating the Clean Water Act.

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Stormwater Info, Insights and Outreach - Program Meeting on February 24

Stormwater – A Resource to be Harnessed? Or a Destructive Threat?

Attend this Stormwater Training program to learn causes and harms of increasing stormwater runoff – flooding, flood damage, pollution and erosion. 205 more words

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