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MDC January Lecture Will Focus On Water

Jan 8th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Lecture Series, MDC News

Marine Discovery Center January Lecture,6:00pm, Thursday, January 19th, 2017

When: 6:00pm, Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Where: Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach

Cost: FREE

Ever wonder where your water comes from and where it goes? Did you know that stormwater runoff from driveways and roads often flow directly into our waterways? And would you like to learn how to better conserve water in your home?

Learn more about your water when speakers from the Utilities Commission of the City of New Smyrna Beach, and the City of New Smyrna Beach come together to present the January lecture at the Marine Discovery Center.

Dave Hoover, the Utilities Commission Director of Water Resources, along with Kyle Fegley, the City of New Smyrna Beach’s City Engineer, will discuss water issues at the monthly lecture on Thursday, Jan. 19.

The Utilities Commission is responsible for potable water, wastewater, irrigation meters, reuse water and their associated infrastructure systems, as well as the Water-wise Demonstration Gardens. The City of New Smyrna Beach is responsible for storm water and its associated infrastructure system.

Some of the discussion will focus on stormwater management and the need to eliminate illicit discharges into surface waters. As development occurs, water managers are concerned about changing flow and volume of water, as well as water quality and how an uptake of nutrients can impact waterways.

At the conclusion of the presentation, citizens are encouraged to ask questions.

Hoover has spent 38 years in municipal water and wastewater operations. He was employed by the cities of Daytona Beach and Edgewater, before beginning with the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach as the Water Production Superintendent in 1981. He has served as Director since 1997.

Fegley is a civil engineer who has worked for the City of New Smyrna Beach for more than 15 years. He has worked in both the public and private sector involving site development and design of subdivision and other commercial site improvements.

The Marine Discovery Center’s monthly lecture is open to the public at no charge. No reservations are required.

For more information, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.