Storm Water Solutions Current Issue

Let’s face it. We’re not getting any younger, and neither is our industry’s workforce.  When we talk about asset management, usually we are referring to maintaining infrastructure and other resources related to storm...
Trash is ubiquitous in the urban environment, with impacts that are as persistent as the materials themselves. When transported through storm water systems into receiving waters, trash can smother benthic habitats and limit...
Environmental changes, whether triggered by natural factors or human activity, are best dealt with through adaptation. With extreme weather events on the rise, we must adapt by taking proactive measures to build resilient...
In October 2015, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) widened and reconstructed a 1.3-mile-long northbound stretch of Interstate 93 and a 1.8-mile southbound run at Exit 2, so each direction now has three...
The city of Fort Worth, Texas, created a storm water utility in 2006 to address concerns over drainage issues and flooding throughout the city. One of its first major initiatives was to gain an understanding of the assets it...
A combined sewer overflow (CSO) trial is underway in eastern China to support a Chinese government initiative to encourage water innovation and improve urban inland river water quality. The National Water Pollution...
Situated in the Mojave Desert, northeast of Los Angeles and southwest of Las Vegas, Victor Valley sits along the Interstate 15 corridor, in the high desert of Southern California. When five consecutive storms came rushing...
After years of extreme drought in the Pacific Coast town of San Luis Obispo, Calif., an anticipated El Niño season posed a significant threat to the city’s storm water infrastructure, main thoroughfares and wildlife. Due to...
Water that enters the soil and flows downward likely will be used again by society. The most common scenario would be that the downward-flowing water recharges groundwater reserves that then are used as a source for drinking...
The Alabama Power Co. (APC) saw a need to help out Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., with a second substation to provide it a reliable alternative power source. Wetlands near the project site complicated installation of...
Elliot Lake is a park in Wheaton, Ill., owned by the Wheaton Park District and the adjacent business owner. The basin was built in the 1970s to control storm water runoff from the adjacent developments.  Over time, one...
Do not let your sweeper take the summer off. Streets still need sweeping in the summer to prevent storm water runoff pollution. The amount of effort put into spring cleaning may be a distant memory by now, but in the summer...
Early this summer, Texas  witnessed historic rainfall, which led to record-setting flood levels. David Brown, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Gulf Coast program office chief and chief hydrologist, talked to SWS Associate...
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