Presentation Abstract

Puget Sound counties are using Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) programs to track down and fix water pollution problems from onsite sewage systems and livestock. PIC programs are complex; often requiring collaboration within agencies and with partners such as Conservation Districts, other government agencies and Tribes to coordinate monitoring, outreach, technical assistance, use of incentives and enforcement. Kitsap Public Health and the Washington State Departments of Health and Ecology recently developed a PIC guidance document that includes methods and resources to assist agencies with establishing or improving PIC programs. The guidance document also includes nine key elements drafted by the Department of Ecology which will be used as criteria to evaluate programs for grant funding opportunities. This presentation will include an overview of this “how to” guide. There will be a description of the following topics contained in the manual: funding criteria; using water quality monitoring data to prioritize work; methods and tools used for source tracking; education and outreach resources; property inspections involving agricultural properties, onsite septic systems and other land use practices that impact water quality.

Session Title

Session S-07C: Water Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Programs: Methods, Resources, and Success Stories

Conference Track

Water Quality

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

1-5-2014 3:30 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

Location

Room 606

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May 1st, 3:30 PM May 1st, 5:00 PM

A "How to Guide" for Water Pollution Identification and Correction; funding criteria, methods and resources

Room 606

Puget Sound counties are using Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) programs to track down and fix water pollution problems from onsite sewage systems and livestock. PIC programs are complex; often requiring collaboration within agencies and with partners such as Conservation Districts, other government agencies and Tribes to coordinate monitoring, outreach, technical assistance, use of incentives and enforcement. Kitsap Public Health and the Washington State Departments of Health and Ecology recently developed a PIC guidance document that includes methods and resources to assist agencies with establishing or improving PIC programs. The guidance document also includes nine key elements drafted by the Department of Ecology which will be used as criteria to evaluate programs for grant funding opportunities. This presentation will include an overview of this “how to” guide. There will be a description of the following topics contained in the manual: funding criteria; using water quality monitoring data to prioritize work; methods and tools used for source tracking; education and outreach resources; property inspections involving agricultural properties, onsite septic systems and other land use practices that impact water quality.