EPA Official Tours UNH Stormwater Center

EPA official tours UNH Stormwater Center

Posted: Jul 31, 2013 4:36 AM EDT

Updated: Jul 31, 2013 4:36 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - An official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is touring the University of New Hampshire to learn about stormwater research.

The university's Stormwater Center has been developing and implementing engineering solutions related to stormwater since 2002.

For example, it has worked with communities in the Great Bay watershed to explore using rain gardens to absorb stormwater into vegetation or soil, install porous pavement and implement town ordinances that mandate buffers between streams and developments.

Nancy Stoner, the EPA's acting assistant administrator for water, will be on the Durham campus Wednesday.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013