Location: Fort Gordon, GA
Michael Baker International prepared the annual report for Fort Gordon’s Phase II national permit discharge elimination system (NPDES) municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit and provided technical assistance for environmental regulatory compliance issues. The Army installation occupies approximately 56,000 acres within the Central Savannah River Area. Michael Baker developed a responsibility matrix for the six minimum control measures and provided a variety of services regarding public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site stormwater runoff control, post-construction stormwater management in new development and redevelopment, and pollution prevention. Michael Baker's extensive expertise in stormwater programs facilitated the identification of several activities and studies underway at the base that served as "credit" against the Phase II permit requirements.
Michael Baker also prepared a variety of educational outreach materials on preventing stormwater pollution for use by installation employees, businesses, residents, and school-aged children. These included a newspaper article for the installation's local magazine, The Signal; spreadsheets for tracking calls to the stormwater hotline; a flyer for residents on preventing fats, oil, and grease (FOG) pollution; and posters for preventing FOG pollution at food service facilities and stormwater pollution at motor pools. Additionally, Michael Baker used its vast library of stormwater educational resources to generate additional outreach materials at little or no cost to the client. This additional information helped to better educate the target audience, resulting in decreased stormwater pollution at the installation.