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    What is Stormwater Pollution? When it rains‚ water flows from your roof‚ yard‚ and street into the gutter and down the drain. The stormwater drain carries this water into Lake Macquarie‚ wetlands‚ lagoons and the ocean along with all the sediment‚ rubbish‚ grass clippings‚ pet faeces‚ chemicals and fertiliser it collects along the way. The result is stormwater pollution. Last Modified: 20-AUG-2009 What impact is stormwater pollution having on Lake Macquarie? Volumes of stormwater in urban areas

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    Bibliography: Ferguson‚ Bruce K. 2005. Porous Pavements. Integrative Studies in Water Management and Land Development. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004019318.html Minnesota Stormwater Manual. http://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/ EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/ DCR‚ 1999‚ Et seq. Virginia Storm water Management Handbook. http://www.virginiadot.org/business/resources/LocDes/BMP_Design-Manual/Chapter_10_Porous_Pavement

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    Introduction 2 Goals: 2 Objectives: 2 Scope of Work 3 Chosen Credits 6 MR Credit 3: Recycled Content 6 MR Credit 4: Long Life Pavements 6 Life Cycle Analysis: 6 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: 7 MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management 7 Stormwater Management: 8 CI Credit 3 Visual Elements 9 CI Credit 2 Light Pollution 9 MFA Credit 3: Bicycle Lanes/Paths 10 MFA Credit 4: Bicycle Parking 10 MFA Credit 5: Bicycle Facility Design 10 Energy & Atmosphere 10 Credit 1: Infrastructure Energy Efficiency

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    grips with this problem. Water pollution also occurs when rain water runoff from urban and industrial areas and from agricultural land and mining operations makes its way back to receiving waters (river‚ lake or ocean) and into the ground. STORMWATER Stormwater is a point source that contributes to water pollution. Because impervious surfaces (parking lots‚ roads‚ buildings‚ compacted soil) do not allow rain to infiltrate into the ground‚ more runoff is generated than in the undeveloped condition

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    The Importance of Rewriting Storm Water Regulations Danielle Nielsen Goochland High School Abstract This paper observes the negative and harmful effects of water pollution and storm water runoff on the environment and the surrounding community. The most common form of water pollution is sediment runoff. It then goes on to explain the research and effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and their positive effects. BMPs are conservation practices that can preserve or improve

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    The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically‚ we have one of the greatest resources on the earth. - Frank Lloyd Wright Trees provide a range of benefits to society. These benefits are both tangible and non-tangible. Tangible benefits are marketable resources g g g that we can measure. Intangible benefits are difficult to measure‚ but improve our quality of life. 1 Most trees in cities or communities are planted to p p provide beauty

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    Contaminants Threatens Wells‚ DEP Concludes Jaime L. Garcia 02-01-05 Key Word List Asbury Park Press (APP.com)‚ EPA.gov‚ Environment‚ New Jersey Water‚ Contamination‚ Clean Water Act‚ Water Pollution Control Issue Statement The contamination of public water wells in Monmouth and Ocean County can lead to negative long terms effects and put a major impact on the cost for water filtration. The accumulation of polluted water being produced in the area requires additional treatments making

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    The Environmental Protection Agency can regulate a substance that poses an imminent hazard but cannot prohibit the use of a substance altogether. Correct Answer: False There are no plans to develop national standards regulating the fuel economy and emissions for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Correct Answer: False State laws may restrict a business’s discharge of chemicals into the air or water. Correct Answer: True Different standards for

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    BISC003 26 April 2013 Cuyahoga River Fire When you think of an object being caught on fire‚ what is the first thing that comes to mind in order to put it out? If you guessed water‚ you would be right. However‚ what happens when the tables turn and the water itself in fact becomes the object to ignite? The Cuyahoga River is a prime example of this action. Named after the Iroquoian tribes whom once occupied the area‚ this winding river runs 84.9 miles throughout northeast Ohio and empties into Lake

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    In Ch 4 of Silent Spring‚ Carson brings about the fact that the most essential natural resource in the world‚ water‚ is being contaminated. With every spray and use of the pesticides and human-made chemicals‚ persistent as they are‚ the resulting effects spread throughout ecosystems. Bioaccumulation occurs through the levels of the food chain(biological magnification)‚ microorganisms and fish are exposed to the chemicals that render the water polluted‚ fish are eaten by birds and other aquatic life

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