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Author: Chris Swann
Last Updated: 31-10-2016 19:32
Middleton, L. 2015. Cities going underground to look for nutrient reduction credits: Fixing illicit discharges from storm, sewer networks goes a long way to prevent pollution. Bay Journal.
Assessment, bacteria, costs, Credit, IDDE, illicit discharge, Implementation, metals, nutrients, policy, pollutant, Pollution Prevention, regulated, Regulation/Ordinance, septic systems, TMDL, urban, wastewater, Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs)
The effects of illicit discharge on nutrient loads in urban watersheds are massive. Sources of discharge have long been undiscovered, but cities have begun to implement measures to comply with their stormwater permits and to meet the nutrient reductions required by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. There are innumerable sources of illicit discharge, and both civilians and government officials are responsible for addressing them.