Stormwater Retrofits for Meeting MS4 Treatment Requirements-Chicopee

Date: 8/3/2023 8:00 AM - 8/3/2023 12:00 PM

Location: UMass Transportation Center Aviation & Research Training Center
27 Lonczak St.

Chicopee, Massachusetts





Retrofitting sites to incorporate additional stormwater treatment is becoming increasingly important for municipalities and other entities to protect water quality and meet stormwater regulations. Although there are several regulations requiring stormwater retrofits, this class will focus on the retrofit requirements in the Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit. The class will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements and strategies for meeting them. Focuses will include how to choose the best site for retrofits, best practices for design, and tools to quantify the impact of retrofits in order to track progress towards water quality goals.
Learning objectives include: 
1.   Review MS4 Permit requirements for permittees discharging to impaired waters
2.  Understand how to:
·       choose the best site for a stormwater retrofit
·       reconsider prescriptive/traditional design criteria in the retrofit scenario
·       use EPA's BMP performance curves to select and quantify the impact of BMPs
3.  Highlight additional strategies for enhancing a stormwater retrofit program 
4.  Introduce the New England Stormwater Retrofit Manual, and learn how this manual can be used as a tool to support retrofits. (This manual was developed by the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network in conjunction with University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, VHB, and EPA Region 1.)
Target Audience:

Engineers, designers, stormwater program managers, public works directors, others responsible for MS4 compliance or operation and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.

First Name Affiliation
Kelly Tighe & Bond (Westfield)
Nazar Bowman
Michael City of Agawam
Richard Town of Sudbury DPW
Heather Town of Sturbridge DPW
Tom Felix A. Marino Co., Inc.
Dena Town of Wilbraham
Christopher Town of Belchertown DPW
Doug City of Northampton
Dan Town of Brookline
Matt Town of West Springfield DPW
David Town of Sudbury DPW
  • Sarah Nalven
    Water Resources Scientist at VHB
    Sarah Nalven is a Water Resources Scientist who specializes in watershed and waterbody assessment and planning, stormwater permitting, and stormwater asset management. She assists state and local government with a wide array of water resources challenges, and, recognizing that resources are limited, enjoys helping clients get the most stormwater treatment “bang” for their buck.
  • Nate Pacheco
    at VHB
    Nate Pacheco is a Water Resources Engineer with experience in water quality modeling, water quality monitoring and sampling techniques, stormwater management system design, NPDES and MS4 Permit compliance and support, geoprocessing tool development, and database design/asset management. Nate was a key contributor in the development of the New England Stormwater Retrofit Manual and has presented on its contents at numerous conferences, webinars, and to regulatory agencies.