By: Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service – MD, November 19, 2012
WASHINGTON - If the rain falls on you, you have to keep it. At least most of it. That's the gist of the rules dealing with rainwater runoff in Washington, D.C.
Program manager Greg Hoffman at the Center for Watershed Protection in Baltimore explains that storm water picks up pollutants and sediment as it moves to, and through, storm drains and sewers, and there are rules on the books that require control of that pollution.
CWP just finished a guidebook to help project designers abide by the law in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible.