District hosts wastewater alternatives program

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:21

    BLOOMING GROVE - An April 8 Pike County Conservation District program will be looking at new ways to handle wastewater. “Wastewater Alternatives that Support Conservation Design”, will feature Joe Valentine from DelVal Soil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Professional Geologist Brian Oram from Wilkes University. Alternative sewage management programs and new technologies available for our communities will be among the topics discussed. Department of Environmental Protection representative Darryl Fritz will also be on hand to answer questions and review the state’s role in wastewater management. Conservation Design is a system that takes into account the natural landscape and ecology of a development site. Conservation design recognizes the full range of functional impacts occurring with land development and integrates aspects such as stormwater, wastewater and water supply into a holistic management program that sustains land and water resources. One might think of Conservation Design as “fitting the project to the site rather than making the site fit the project.” This would result in a very different-looking landscape than that of the traditional “cookie cutter” style subdivisions of the last few decades. The program begins at 10 a.m. and will be held at the conservation district education building on state Route. 402 in Blooming Grove. There is a $5 registration fee that includes all materials and lunch. Please register with the district at 570-226-8220 before April 3.