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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
June 04, 2013
 
The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
 
Join MEREDA, E2Tech, and the Portland Community Chamber on June 12th from 7:30 10:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland for an informational session on  best  approaches,  next steps and options for effective stormwater management. Experts from Maine's 3 largest cities - Portland, Lewiston and Bangor - will join the Department of Environmental Protection, Woodard & Curran, Pierce Atwood and Perkins Thompson to discuss critical approaches, next steps and options for sound and effective stormwater management. 

Maine’s municipal governments are considering new and creative plans to reduce impacts from stormwater runoff, strategies that may involve tens of millions of dollars of public and private money to mitigate and fix problems. Many cities have tackled the low-hanging fruit, such as separating sewage and stormwater pipes while engaged in roadwork. The next phase often includes construction of untreated runoff storage and pollution treatment before sending it on its way to waterways like streams, rivers and the ocean. Reducing the stormwater runoff contamination in the first place will be one of the critical challenges.

Following on a successful and informative breakfast on the topic last year, MEREDA and the Portland Community Chamber are teaming up with E2Tech on June 12th at the Clarion Hotel in Portland on a stormwater forum featuring public works, engineering, regulatory and legal leaders engaged in planning for and funding stormwater plans and implementation. Experts from Maine’s 3 largest cities Portland, Lewiston and Bangor will join the Department of Environmental Protection, Woodard & Curran, Pierce Atwood and Perkins Thompson to discuss critical approaches, next steps and options for sound and effective stormwater management.

When:
Wed Jun 12, 2013, 7:30AM

Where:
Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102

Chamber, MEREDA, and e2Tech members- register at the member rate.  Register here:  https://portlandmecoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=636F75

 
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