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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Water workshop tonight

  • At a workshop tonight, the Rolla City Council will hear what it needs to do to comply with new federal regulations authorized by the Clean Water Act.

    More important, it will consider the costs to local taxpayers.


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  • At a workshop tonight, the Rolla City Council will hear what it needs to do to comply with new federal regulations authorized by the Clean Water Act.
    More important, it will consider the costs to local taxpayers.
    Mayor William S. Jenks III called for this workshop on public works compliance issues. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
    It will focus on two separate but related areas, stormwater and wastewater.
    The agenda includes this quote from the STLtoday.com website from March 15: “A coalition of environmental groups is suing the federal government to force reductions in nutrient pollution. One lawsuit would require the EPA to use its powers under the federal Clean Water Act to establish specific limits on the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in streams, rivers and lakes. The other seeks to force the agency to update wastewater treatment standards for the first time since 1985.”
    According to the agenda, Floyd Gilzow, director of the MO Public Utility Alliance will give an overview of DNR/EPA Clean Water Act regulations and their impact on Rolla taxpayers.
    The agenda also includes a quote from the EPA: “To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4 (a municipal separate storm sewer system), operators must obtain a (federal) permit and develop a stormwater management program.”
    Anne McClay, coordinator of this project, will give an overview of the city’s MS4 permit requirements.
    Public Works Director Steve Hargis and two engineers, Mike Kalis of HDR?Engineering and Jeff Medows of C.M. Archer Group, will talk about Rolla’s wastewater system regulatory compliance initiatives.

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