Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP Meeting
Runs through Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Time & Place
9:30 AM EST
Public Works West Altamonte Operations Facility (Lake Lotus Training Room); 950 Calabria Drive; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
The next Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This is a meeting of the Onsite Sewage Treatment Disposal System (OSTDS) Advisory Committee associated with the Wekiva BMAP, as well as the Annual Meeting for the basin.
Meeting items will include: technical discussions on possible approaches for addressing OSTDS loadings to the Wekiva basin, a review of the 2016 Annual Progress Report, and discussion of any implementation questions and concerns for the upcoming year. Everyone is welcome to attend.
"DEP wants to ensure that the local public and stakeholders are part of our restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “These meetings are an opportunity for involved citizens to be part of the conversation.”
Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, is one of the primary challenges to water quality restoration across the state. Nutrients are naturally present in water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life; however, an excess of nutrients can lead to water quality problems like rapid growth of algal mats, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion in the water.
To combat water pollution, DEP first develops a restoration goal known as a TMDL. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, identifies the maximum amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in a given water body for the water body to remain healthy and functional. The TMDL then functions as the target for a restoration plan, called a BMAP or basin management action plan. The BMAP is a five-year plan with set milestones that identifies projects and strategies to reduce pollution or eliminate pollutant sources.
Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (OSTDS) Advisory Committee
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sunshine Law Reminders
Cluster Wastewater Systems – Roxanne Groover, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association (FOWA)
An Overview of the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Onsite Sewage Program – Bart Harriss, Orange County FDOH
Adjourn OSTDS Committee
Annual Update on Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run,
and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP
Update on Activities Over the Past Year
Wekiva River Basin State Parks
Wekiva - Middle St. Johns - Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserves
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Summary
St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) Water Quality and Cost Share Update
2016-1 Requirements Review/Springshed Nitrogen Sources
Urban Turfgrass Discussion
Summary and Action Items
Next Meeting Date
Please note the FTP site for documents pertaining to the Wekiva BMAP OSTDS Remediation Plan meetings is: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/MiddleStJohns/Wekiva/OSTDS%20Remediation%20Plan/. The FTP site for documents pertaining to the Wekiva BMAP is: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/MiddleStJohns/Wekiva/. Please contact Moira Homann by telephone at 850-245-8460, or by email, at Moira.Homann@dep.state.fl.us.
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