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The EFC has been working collaboratively with Berkeley County, West Virginia, to conduct a stormwater financing feasibility study. Berkeley County lies in the Potomac River watershed and is the only county in West Virginia to hold a stormwater MS4 permit. Under the County’s MS4 permit, the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District (PSSD) is required to develop a stormwater management program to reduce stormwater from discharging in receiving waters. The final report is the culmination of the activities and recommendations developed by the EFC to support the community’s stormwater management program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Maryland as the recipient of a six-year award to expand the work of the university’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC). The grant, one of only nine awarded nation-wide, will allow the center to develop new financing initiatives that span a wide environmental spectrum, from sustainability and green infrastructure to climate and energy issues.
For a glimpse into the work we do, please click here to view the EFC’s 2014 Annual Report.
Click here for a DelmarvaNow article highlighting Berlin's work as a Sustainable Maryland pioneer and Ocean City's efforts toward certification.
EFC is hosting two asset management workshops in June designed especially for water systems and local government systems serving between 1,000 and 10,000 people as well as owners of privately owned systems, stormwater specialists, planners, and technical assistance providers.