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In the Forefront

2014 Stormwater Technical Conference

Registration is now open for "BMP's - Back to the Basics",  the 2014 Partners for Clean Water Conference.This year's conference is scheduled for September 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Idaho Association of General Contractors (AGC) office, 1649 West Shoreline Drive, Suite 100. The conference will be broken into two sessions.

The morning session will be held at the AGC office. The session will focus on new NPDES permit requirements, proper installation, inspection, and maintenance of BMP's, and local ordinance updates.

The afternoon session will take place at the future site of Esther Simplot Park and will be a "mock" construction site with demonstrations of improper and proper BMP installation and maintenance.

For more information, contact Aimee Hughes, Stormwater Environmental Education Coordinator.

Stormwater At a Glance


ACHD Permeable Pavers Pilot Project

This summer, ACHD has retrofitted two alleys in Downtown Boise with permeable pavers. Permeable pavers work by draining rainwater through cracks between the pavers into the ground. The gravel between the pavers filters silt, pollutants, and debris, resulting in less polluted runoff in the Boise River.

Permeable Paver The alley projects are part of ACHD's green infrastructure program. ACHD has been actively exploring green infrastructure as an effective tool for managing water drainage from Ada County’s roadways. Instead of piping and treating stormwater in a centralized storm drain pond, the water quality and volume is managed through onsite features.

For more information, contact Joan Meitl, ACHD Project Manager.


Worth Reading About


City begins Stormwater Design Manual revision process

In June, Boise City convened a committee of local stormwater professionals, engineers, architects, and landscape architects to begin revising the Stormwater Design Manual that was developed in 2000. The latest revision will incorporate a number of changes, such as new NPDES permit requirements, new stormwater techonologies, and changes to onsite retention requirements.

The committee will meet every two months to discuss and review changes. The new manual will be completed by September 2015, as required by the NPDES permit.

For information, contact Jim Wyllie, P.E., City Project Facilitator.

Upcoming Events

Stormwater Tech. Conference
September 18
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Association of General Contractors
1649 W. Shoreline Drive, Ste. 100

Public Education Meeting
September 10
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tablerock Conference Room
Boise City Hall

MS4 Co-Permittee Quarterly Meeting
October 28
9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Site R, ACHD


Need to Report a Stormwater Problem?

Stormwater Pollution Hotline

Private Property
Boise City Public Works
TTY Relay

Public Streets and Alleys
Ada County Highway District

Boise River and Tributaries
Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality

Contact Us

Aimee Hughes
Stormwater Environmental Education Coordinator

West Boise Wasterwater Treatment Plant
11818 West Joplin Road
Boise, ID 83704

Robbin Finch
Water Qualiy Environmental Program Manager

150 N. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID  83702

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