Stormwater Utility Participates in Chesapeake Bay Meeting
The city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities' (DPU) Stormwater team exhibited at the Chesapeake Bay Executive Meeting, July 11, at Maymont Nature Center. The governors from the states surrounding the bay were there, including Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency.
DPU gave away pet waste doggy bags, dog bones with a stormwater message attached, and information on polluted stormwater runoff, and explained how the city is taking a pro-active approach to educate the public about pet waste management and its stormwater programs.
News coming out of the meeting was that the Bay jurisdictions are generally on track to meet their pollution reduction goals. Restoring the Bay will come at significant cost, but those costs will be spread over 15 years.