Why is effective stormwater management a topic of growing importance?  If you’re reading this, you probably already know the answers.

With increased development, there are more impervious surfaces, and climate change has made Vermont’s precipitation patterns less predictable.  Storm flows wash fertilizers, pesticides, dog poop, petroleum products, and worse into natural waterways, poisoning water or causing hyper- nutrification. When stormwater flows into public treatment facilities, it can cause system overloads and CSOs. 

Not to mention the issues of waterway sedimentation, streambank erosion, threats to community infrastructure. . . 

All of which explains why 1) a tangled thicket of regulations and rules surrounds stormwater management and 2) why GMWEA is offering another Vermont Stormwater Management Manual training!

The full-day program will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the South Burlington Police Station conference room, 19 Gregory Drive.

As with last year’s training, this course will be taught by Andres Torizzo, of Watershed Consulting Associates, and Dave Marshall, Civil Engineering Associates, who together have four decades of experience designing and permitting stormwater projects in Vermont.  The course won rave reviews from attendees last September.

For more course content details, visit our website at  To register online, click here: . Or, contact Lisa Goodell at or (802) 262-1958.

The fee for the course is $95 for GMWEA members and $135 for non-members (includes a GMWEA membership for 2020!). Lunch is not included.

Space is limited to 35 participants and demand is high – sign up today!

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