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State DEP storm water workshop planned this spring in Unity

Paul Peirce
| Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Revenue generated by the 28.5 percent increase in sewage rates being imposed on Allegheny County Sanitary Authority customers over the next four years will be used to help comply with the federal goverment's mandate that it reduce by half the 9 billion gallons of raw sewage released into area waterways each year.
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Revenue generated by the 28.5 percent increase in sewage rates being imposed on Allegheny County Sanitary Authority customers over the next four years will be used to help comply with the federal goverment's mandate that it reduce by half the 9 billion gallons of raw sewage released into area waterways each year.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has announced one of two day-long stormwater education workshops planned this spring in western Pennsylvania will be held June 13 at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity.

The workshop, conducted by DEP staff, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the reserve at Saint Vincent College, 744 Walzer Way.

An earlier workshop will take place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m June 12 at Gannon University's Waldron Campus Center in Erie.

The workshops, called “Weathering the Storm,” are aimed at giving the public, educators and municipal officials tips to help reduce the pollution that storm water carries into the state's streams and rivers.

The workshop is free; participants will receive copies of the curriculum and an activities guide.

Act 48 credit available for teachers.

To register, residents may contact Bert Myers, Director of DEP's Environmental Education and Information Center, by sending email to: gimyers@pa.gov or by call 717-705-3767.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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