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Dubuque hosting wastewater conservation workshop in March

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The city of Dubuque is hosting a two-day workshop titled "Put a LID on it: Protecting Our Water Resources Today and Into the Future," at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque on Tuesday, March 11, and Wednesday, March 12.

According to the press release, the workshop will focus on low-impact development (LID), an innovative stormwater management approach that emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural featured to protect water quality.

The goal of LID is to mimic a site's predevelopment hydrology by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain runoff water close to its source.

The primary focus of this year's workshop is on the importance of watershed planning and the Catfish Creek Watershed.

The workshop is sponsored by the City of Dubuque, Dubuque County, the Catfish Creek Watershed, the City of Asbury and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Registration is required and day two of the workshop has a standard registration of $15 or a student registration of $5, which includes breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are available at http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?nid=638.

For additional information, contact Eric Schmechel at 563-876-3418, ext. 3, or e-mail eschmechel@dubuqueswcd.org.

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