by Nick Delgado
Guam - With as much as 80-100 inches of rain a year and construction projects rising, over 200 members from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Guam EPA discussed the potential risks that Guam faces regarding pollutants from stormwater runoff negatively affecting drinking water aquifers and sensitive aquatic resources such as streams and coral reefs locally.
USEPA Wetlands Regulatory Specialist Paul Amato says the workshop is for contractors and developers to learn how to implement better practices and comply with local and federal regulations. "It's especially important to be talking about this now on Guam not only because of impacts that are currently happening, but again with the increase in construction and growth we're going to see in future years," he said.
The workshop continues tomorrow and Friday at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.