A View from the Bottom: Challenges and Prospects

by L. Scott Tucker, Urban Drainage & Flood Control, District, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Design of Urban Runoff Quality Controls


This presentation addresses the Water Quality Act of 1987 (WQA) as it pertains to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for municipal separate storm sewers. Regulations are being prepared by EPA that will implement the intent of Congress. Key requirements of the WQA, likely requirements of regulations how the regulations might impact local governments (the 'bottom'), and cost implications are discussed.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Municipal water | Water pollution | Water discharge | Quality control | Control systems | Stormwater management | Storm sewers

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