Webcast: Stormwater Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District
Friday March 24, 2017
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Please join us in our office from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm as we view the next webcast offered by the Center for Watershed Protection. This event is free to attend but please RSVP to Brooke Frusher. You can reach Brooke by phone or email, (614)486-9613, ext. 114 or email@example.com. You can also register through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/franklin-soil-and-water-webinars-10014206158
Newly recognized contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) include a broad list of synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals (e.g., pharmaceuticals, synthetic fragrances, detergents, disinfectants, plasticizers, preservatives) or any microorganisms that have the potential to cause adverse ecological and(or) human health effects. Advances in our ability to detect and study CECs in the environment have shown that they are widespread throughout the aquatic ecosystem, and some studies are showing adverse impacts to aquatic organisms and public health. While a major source of CECs is POWT discharges, illicit discharges containing sewage into the municipal separate sewer system is a major pathway for CECs to be delivered to urban and suburban stream systems. Illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE) systems have the potential to be effective tools to mitigate the effect of CECs on the environment. This webcast focuses on CECs and the potential for IDDE programs to reduce their impacts.
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