Register now for the next KSA Quarterly Meeting! This will be an interactive session as a number of stormwater BMPs will be installed during the meeting. Installation demonstrations will include pervious concrete, pervious pavers, and a rain garden. The project engineer and suppliers will also be present to provide an overview of the project. Additional topics of discussion include Project WET, KYR10 Permit renewal, and Kentucky's TMDL legislation. To register, click here.
Thursday, October 23
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Colvin Community Center (located behind Radcliff City Hall)
230 Freedom Way
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 23:24
The Kentucky Stormwater Association held the 2014 Annual Conference on July 23-25 at the new Owensboro Convention Center located along the riverfront in downtown Owensboro. The event hosted over 140 attendees.
The three day event included keynote and plenary speakers highlighting both mitigation and stormwater topics. Breakout sessions included topics covering various aspects of stormwater implementation, lessons learned, management, and policy review, providing a total of over 24 hours of professional training sessions. And, of course, no conference is complete without some fun. Evening events included a Sponsors Meet and Mingle, which provided a great opportunity for the attendees to spend time with the conference sponsors and network with other stormwater professionals. We also spent a relaxing and fun-filled evening along the Ohio river at the RiverPark Center. The festive evening included dinner catered by MoonLite Barbeque (an Owensboro favorite), relaxing music, and a competitive cornhole tournament. Great networking, useful training, and opportunities for fun are key ingredients to another thriving event!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's conference a success. As a volunteer organization, the KSA Annual Conference is made possible by the time donated by our members. The Conference Committee and Board have worked tirelessly the entire past year to plan and coordinate the event. Many additional members volunteered to assist during the conference and helped provide a successful event.
We are also grateful to our conference presenters for the time spent to create and present the technical sessions. This training opportunity fulfills one of the main functions of KSA - to provide comprehensive training to its members with regards to stormwater quality topics, particularly MS4 Permit regulations.
A special thank you to this year's conference sponsors. The KSA Conference would not be possible without our generous sponsors supporting this event. The experience and technical knowledge provided by our sponsors help to enhance the MS4 program throughout the state. This year's sponsors include:
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Blocksom & Company
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Contech Engineered Solutions
Everett J. Prescott, Inc.
Five Star Products, Inc.
Jen-Hill Construction Materials
Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Site Supply, Inc.
Smith Management Group
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Jacobi, Toombs & Lanz, Inc.
Land Design & Development
Redwing Ecological Services, Inc.
Southeast Chapter - IECA
Xylem Water Solutions, Inc.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:55
Welcome to the Kentucky Stormwater Association (KSA)! KSA supports collaboration, training and implementation with respect to stormwater permitting and solutions to improve the quality of Kentucky’s waterways. KSA provides forums for our members to interact and learn about the latest stormwater news, resources and implementation strategies through regular meetings, trainings and networking opportunities.
What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is the flow of water that results from precipitation and immediately occurs following rainfall or snowmelt. When it rains, several things can happen to the precipitation. Some of the precipitation infiltrates into the soil, some is taken up by plants, and some evaporates into the atmosphere. Stormwater runoff is the rest of the precipitation that runs off land and impervious surfaces such as pavements and building rooftops. These impervious surfaces do not allow rainfall to infiltrate into the soil like natural vegetation, causing more of the rainfall to become runoff. There is more than water in stormwater. Runoff carries pollutants such as oil and grease, chemicals, nutrients, metals, and bacteria that accumulate on impervious surfaces.
Why Care about Stormwater?
Stormwater runoff impacts our lives in a number of ways. As community development and impervious area increases, the quantity of runoff increases causing our waterways to carry more drainage/flood water. Because storm water runoff picks up pollutants from these impervious surfaces, water quality decreases as well. This can be seen in stream bank erosion and algae blooms, for example. The increase in the amount of water and the speed of that water causes erosion of land areas and stream banks. The increase in stormwater pollution affects us in ways that most people may not even realize. Many pollutants are washed into our waterways from our communities when it rains: trash from our litter, oils and fluids from our vehicles, and fertilizers and pesticides from our lawns and farms. The more pollutants that are washed into our waterways, the worse water quality becomes, which can cause health concerns for us as well as wildlife.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:37