W&M was invited by Tarrant County College District (TCCD) to host a booth at each campus for their four Earth Month events throughout April to educate students about stormwater pollution prevention. Small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), such as those located at colleges or universities located in urbanized areas, must apply for a permit and develop/implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). W&M has worked with TCCD’s Division of Environmental Management over the past 10 years to write their Stormwater Management Program.
For TCCD’s Earth Day, Spring Fest, International Spring Fest, and Arbor Day events, W&M’s Lori Siegelman, Ava Lindstrom, and Lydia Gross educated students on the causes and effects of stormwater pollution. They notified students on how to alert the TCCD Division of Environmental Management if students see potential stormwater pollutants on campus and provided insight on preventing stormwater pollution in their own residential neighborhood. The W&M booth was well-equipped with handouts on pollution prevention, water, and energy conservation, and useful goodies for students like waste bags for their pets and water-wise wildflower seeds to plant at home. For more information on Stormwater Management, please contact Lori Siegelman, CIH, CSP, CHMM.