Proposed Trash Amendment to Phase 2 MS4 Permits
Please find attached issue paper from the State Water Resources Control Board concerning the development of a Trash Amendment to the new Phase 2 MS4 permit.
I would appreciate any insight from FMA members regarding the installation, maintenance, and cost of the "full (100%) capture system" for storm drains described within "Track 1" of the issue paper.
In my opinion, the installation of 5mm mesh screens on drain inlets would appear to cause a great deal of localized flooding problems that could become a potential liability for a municipality forced to comply with this part of the new amendment.
I would like to hear from FMA members that have experience with drain inlet screens. In addition, please feel free to post any additional comments regarding the attached Trash Amendment issue paper.