For Immediate Release
Stormwater Task Force to Host First Meeting Oct. 25
Springfield and Greene County officials are hoping a newly-created Stormwater Task Force will help shape the work of both governing bodies to address stormwater water quality and quantity issues. In the past, problems included property damages and inundated roadways resulting from stormwater runoff. In addition, both entities must make additional investments in its stormwater system to continue meeting regulatory requirements and to protect water quality.
The task force is a working group that will meet approximately eight times from October 2012 through April 2013. Meetings will be held approximately every three weeks except during the holiday season. The group includes representatives from various stakeholder groups, including:
- Council zone representatives
- County citizens
- Environmental Groups or Organizations
- Business and Industry
- Engineering and Financial experts
- Citizens that have experienced flood damage
- Institutional Interests (i.e. schools, hospitals)
The first meeting will take place 5-7 p.m., Oct. 25 at The Watershed Center, 2450 E. Valley Water Mill Road.
For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org