Published on Monday, 28 October 2013 20:47
The next Kentucky Stormwater Association Quarterly Meeting will be hosted in Frankfort! To register click on Quarterly Meeting Registration by going to Events and then Upcoming Events to the left. For members who pre-register, a $15 fee will be charged at the door. For non-members and members who do not pre-register, a fee of $25 will be collected at the door.
Date: November 19th
Location: Kentucky Division of Water, 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601
Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 21:04
Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:48
The Kentucky Stormwater Association held the 2013 Annual Conference at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green on August 13-15. The event hosted over 150 attendees during the 2 1/2 day conference and provided over 20 hours of training sessions. The conference provided a great opportunity to interact with other stormwater professionals and learn about the latest stormwater news, resources and implementation strategies. The presentations have been posted and may be found HERE.
In addition to the technical sessions, the 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 evening at the National Corvette Museum, where we had exclusive access to the world famous museum along with dinner and music.
No stormwater event in Bowling Green would be complete without a trip to the Lost River Cave. The karst environment, unique to many areas of Kentucky and especially Bowling Green, is well show cased by Lost River Cave. Our tour included a history and overview of the park, discussion of the challenges of water quality management for an urban area built directly over a extensive cave system, review of the wetland /detention pond features which provide stormwater management for several miles of US 31W, and a narrated boat ride through Lost River Cave. The outlining was completed with a picnic lunch at the band stand area at the mouth of the cave.
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 has 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:
GRW Engineers, Inc.
Civil & Environmental Consultants
EnviroCert International, Inc.
Vision Engineering, LLC
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Contech Engineering Solutions
Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association
EJ Prescott, Inc.
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Concrete Pipe Association
Fouser Environmental Services
Ernst Conservation Seed
Blocksom & Company
Land Design & Development, Inc.
Louisville & Jefferson County MSD
Timewell Drainage Products
Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:53
Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 03:05
Save the date and join the Kentucky Stormwater Association for storm water review courses and certifications offered by EnviroCert International. Envirocert review courses to be offered include the Certified MS4 Specialist and the Certified Erosion & Sediment Storm Water Inspector courses. Certifications to be offered include the Certified MS4 Specialist, Certified Erosion & Sediment Storm Water Inspector, Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality and Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control.
· : February 26
o Certified MS4 Specialist Review Course
o Certified Erosion & Sediment Storm Water Review Course
· : February 27
o Certified MS4 Specialist Exam
o Certified Erosion & Sediment Storm Water Inspector Exam
o Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality Exam
o Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control Exam
For more information about Envirocert's certifications, visit http://www.envirocertintl.org/. More details are coming soon!
Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 20:40
Published on Saturday, 03 July 2010 04:56
The Kentucky Stormwater Association (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. KSA hosts quarterly meetings and an annual conference on topics of interest to our members.
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 Friday, 19 July 2013 13:30