PAINTER—The public is invited to the next meeting for development of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) on Friday, Sept. 21, in Painter.

This meeting will focus on non-agricultural stormwater pollution recommendations for Accomack and Northampton counties’ bayside to meet water quality goals set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

These goals establish a “pollution diet” to help restore clean water in the Chesapeake Bay and its local waterways, and the Phase III WIP is the roadmap for how Bay jurisdictions will achieve them.

As part of these regional meetings, local stakeholders will help identify gaps in capacity and funding, as well as necessary revisions to state code, regulations or guidance, and policy or programmatic recommendations to address these gaps. Local input in the development of the WIP can drive state policy and may influence future funding availability.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting on Friday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the conference room at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center, at 33446 Research Drive, in Painter.

Please contact Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission at 757-787-2936 with any questions.




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