The Rainscaping Program of MSD Project Clear is pleased to announce the fifth round of a rainscaping cost-sharing opportunity. As part of MSD Project Clear Consent Decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, MSD will spend $100 million in Rainscaping investments over a period of 23 years, with an overall goal of reducing combined sewer overflows to the Mississippi River. The Large Scale Grant Program is part of this investment.
Earlier this month, MSD’s Executive Director & CEO, Brian Hoelscher, provided an update to the Board of Trustees on the MSD’s diversity efforts. Mr. Hoelscher’s presentation (with notes) is available by clicking the file below.
Did you flush today? Now you might wonder, why would anyone (without a toddler) ask that question? The reason for the question is because November 19th is Worldwide Toilet Day. It’s not as big a holiday as Thanksgiving or Christmas; you don’t get the day off (or the day after) and there are no Black Friday door busters. Come to think of it—toilets are probably not on sale today. What we can give you on this day is a little bit of knowledge about Worldwide Toilet Day.
Fall is officially here. Leaves are starting to change color and fall off the trees. That means it will soon be time to rake leaves. It’s important to dispose of leaves properly after raking. Don’t rake leaves into the storm drains or dump them into a creek. When leaves and yard waste decompose in our waterways, they remove oxygen from the water.
Summer warm temperatures are dropping, which means it is time for many residents to drain their pools and spas. Draining pools and spas usually involves water with chlorine levels that can impact aquatic life in local streams. Acceptable procedures for emptying a residential pool and spa are as follows: