- NEWS RELEASE
- June 14, 2011
Coordinator Earns Special Certification
Storm Water District Coordinator Bob Lentz has been certified
as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S).
The certification is issued by EnviroCert International, Inc.
in conjunction with an international oversight committee of MS4
operators and storm water professionals.
program's mission is to serve the public trust through the certification
of individuals who are technically and ethically qualified to
manage EPA NPDES MS4 programs which are in compliance with local,
state, and federal laws and regulations.
Bob's certification means for Butler County is that we are striving
to achieve more than just compliance with federal regulations,"
said Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens, who also serves as
the Butler County Storm Water Engineer. "It's about understanding
the intent of the storm water program and implementing it to
the fullest extent. We're looking to be leaders in the community
both locally and regionally on issues and topics dealing with
storm water management."
County Storm Water District began operation in 2003 as a means
to address federal mandates to prevent harmful pollutants from
being washed by storm water runoff into local water bodies.
been the Butler County Storm Water District Coordinator since
its inception. He is responsible for implementing and managing
the district's storm water management plan, especially in the
areas of public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection
and elimination, and pollution prevention at public facilities.
Stream Team was developed with Lentz's help and input. The Stream
Team is a volunteer stream-monitoring program covering major
sub-watersheds for the lower Great Miami River in collaboration
with Miami University and the Butler Soil and Water Conservation
District. Lentz has also served on the Mill Creek Watershed Council
Board of Trustees since 2004 and on the Ohio Storm Water Association
Board of Trustees since 2009.
joining the Storm Water District, Lentz worked as an Environmental
Specialist at the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, as a
chemist at Cargill, Inc., graduated from the University of Dayton
with a B.S. in Biology, and pursued graduate studies in Environmental
Science at Wright State University.
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