|Stormwater employees to conduct stream monitoring|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2013|
Wilson County Stormwater employees, with the assistance of a consultant, will be performing stream monitoring by walking streams in the North Fork Suggs Creek Watershed the week of March 18-22.
The work is being done to meet State requirements within the Wilson County MS-4 Stormwater Permit to provide visual and analytical monitoring on all MS-4-impaired streams in Wilson County over the five-year permit cycle. Impaired streams are any stream section that has been identified to not be up to the normal standard of quality for a healthy stream.
The North Fork Suggs Creek Watershed is the area surrounding Wendy Road, Logue Road, Loman Road and Harkreader Road along and south of Central Pike to Stewarts Ferry Pike.
This is the first watershed to be monitored, which involves walking the streams, making notes on the condition of the stream that might be causing it to be impaired and taking samples of the water for laboratory analysis to check its condition for the defined impairment. Other impaired streams will be monitored in the coming two years to complete this work.
Workers will be in the streams between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to perform the work and will have identification with them. The goal of this project, along with the other work of the Stormwater Department is to protect valuable water resources within the county for future generations to enjoy.
If you have any questions, contact the Wilson County Stormwater Department at 443-2120.