Andrew Berg & Jesse Neyens
Aug 19, 2019 11:30 AM
Big Sioux River: Water Quality Efforts
Andrew Berg & Jesse Neyens

Andrew Berg, Environmental/Stormwater Manager and Jesse Neyens, Environmental Analyst for the City of Sioux Falls will discuss the water quality efforts that the city is undertaking for the Big Sioux River.  The Big Sioux River near Sioux Falls is currently impaired with two pollutants, bacteria and total suspended solids (TSS).  These impairments are due to many different factors that include both rural and urban influences.  A coordinated effort among many individuals, organizations, and agencies will be needed to make a difference.  The City of Sioux Falls constantly works to improve the water quality in the Big Sioux.  The river is not only an amenity that draws folks to our great city, it is a valuable resource that provides drinking water for our residents and visitors through both surface water and aquifer recharge.  Improving the water quality in the river will affect many generations to come.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

About the Speakers:

Andrew has worked for the City's Public Works Dept for 13 years as the Principal Drainage Engineer and currently the Environmental/Stormwater Manager.  Jesse Neyens has worked as an Environmental Analyst for the City for the past 12 years.