Published on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 04:19
Date: February 4th, 2014 - POSTPONED - TBD
Location: Fayette County Extension Office - 1140 Red Mile Pl. - Lexington, KY 40504
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
KSA rotates meetings quarterly between the four KSA regions. Quarterly meetings are a great opportunity for training, networking, and the latest news on Kentucky stormwater programs.
MS4 Permittee Members: $100
Associate Members: $150
Partner Members: $200
We look forward to seeing you at the next quarterly meeting!
Please register each person’s name and email address who is attending the meeting. Once your registration is submitted, a confirmation screen will appear with your registration information. A confirmation email will also be sent to you.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 20:02
Published on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:30
Registration is now open for the EnviroCert Training to be held on March 10th and 11th at KYTC Central Office located at 200 Metro Street, Frankfort, KY 40622.
To get to the registration forms for the EnviroCert Training please click on "Events" in the menu on the left side of this screen. Once there click on "Upcoming Events", and the registration forms can be found there for either Certified MS4 Specialist Review Courses or Certified Erosion, Sediment & Storm Water Inspector Review Courses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 13:44
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.
· : March 10th
o Certified MS4 Specialist Review Course
o Certified Erosion & Sediment Storm Water Review Course
· : March 11th
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 Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:58
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