Kennesaw State University has many activities and operations that could potentially impact public water ways through storm water runoff from the campus. To help mitigate University’s impact to surface waters, the department of Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management is currently in the process of developing a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) for the campus.This is also in line with requirements of Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) administered by the EPA.
With this program, KSU will adapt Best Management Practices (BMP) for each control measure stipulated by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Standard (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act. The goal of adopting BMPs is to eliminate or reduce release of pollutants from various activities and operations on campus, into the public water ways.
A number of on-campus stakeholders are currently helping with development of the program. Implementation is scheduled to start at the beginning of next year (2011). Successful implementation will require participation of all facets of the University, including administration, faculties, students, and facility/maintenance group.
If you would like to be involved with this process, please contact Stephen Ndiritu, University’s Environmental Manager at 678-797-2410.