Contact: Alex Oltmanns
Date: April 23, 2016
Phone: (412) 481-9400
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Philadelphia – For its leadership, contributions, and commitment to reducing stormwater pollution by implementing watershed-based strategies, PEC’s Watershed Partnership Program was recognized with the Achievement Award at the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin Recognition Dinner on April 20 at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia, Pa.
PEC Executive Vice President Patrick Starr, Watersheds Program Director Sue Myerov, and Watersheds Program Manager Paul Racette were on hand to accept the award.
“It’s a great honor for PEC’s work with municipal governments to manage stormwater be recognized alongside some of the top water agencies and advocates in the Delaware Estuary,” Starr said. “In many ways, this award belongs to the Philadelphia Water Department, without which this work would not have been possible!”
With the inception of the Regional Watershed Partnerships (RWP) by Philadelphia Water in 1990, PEC has taken the lead in RWP activities over the years such as developing the Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan, convening education and outreach workshops, working with municipalities to enhance stormwater permits, and more. More than $3 million worth of green stormwater infrastructure is built or already committed. Hundreds of municipal employees have received training on how to avoid and minimize stormwater pollution.
Other awardees included the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Council, SUEZ’s Watershed Control Plan, Bayshore Center at Bivalve, along with a trio of individual awards.
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