A Practical Approach to MS4 Compliance

Presenters: Lauren Grubbs, P.E. – Senior Civil Engineer, Burns & McDonnell & Brenda Macke, PE, CFM, ENV SP

This presentation will walk through the process of developing a practical stormwater management program for the City of Grandview’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). By translating the regulatory language into manageable tasks, the City took control of their MS4 compliance to protect and improve the water quality of their waterways.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the components of the Stormwater Management Program plan.
  • Identify activities that fulfill the requirements of the Stormwater Management Program plan.
  • Communicate objectives and requirements of the minimum controls, and how some of those can be met with every day activities.





Presented by Lauren Grubbs, P.E. – Senior Civil Engineer, Burns & McDonnell & Brenda Macke, PE, CFM, ENV SP – Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Ms. Grubbs is a professional engineer in the water resources field for Burns & McDonnell with 8 years of civil-site, stormwater analysis and design experience. Her focus has been in green infrastructure, including the appropriate stormwater and civil infrastructure policy and design tools for a properly functioning installation. Her experience ranges from detailed planning of both gray and green stormwater infrastructure in urban environments to detailed design that spans interdepartmentally with her clients. Her approach is to analyze stormwater holistically, considering existing and future associated land uses of the surrounding community and the needs of departments across a jurisdiction.

Brenda Macke brings 20 years of experience in the stormwater world. She has strong project management skills combined with technical proficiency in practical project implementation from the planning through the design and construction phases. Her passion is planning and designing sustainable infrastructure, including conveyance systems and green infrastructure facilities. Ms. Macke’s work includes a variety of regional and national projects focused on helping communities meet NPDES Phase II regulations, FEMA requirements and EPA consent orders.