November/December 2016

Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is proud to celebrate the most noteworthy storm water and erosion control projects with the eighth annual installment of its Top Storm Water & Erosion Control Projects awards. Each year, the SWS editorial staff recognizes...
Plants provide fresh oxygen to breathe and aesthetics that can take our breath away, but many people do not think about the role plants can play in storm water treatment. The principal notion of low impact development (LID) is founded upon mimicking pre-...
The site of the old Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn., is home to one of the largest civil engineering applications of recycled tire engineered aggregate (R-TEA) in Minnesota. More than 1 million tires, or approximately 20% of a year’s worth of discarded...
The Storm Water Solutions (SWS) team is dedicated to ensuring that our readers are kept up to speed on the latest industry trends and data. Things change year to year, and we want to keep you informed. To that end, we present the eighth annual State of...
In late August 2016, a New York Times report highlighted a case of soil lead contamination in Calumet, Ill., with levels 300 times greater than U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Calumet is not the only community faced with such...
Image: The pavement on Carpenter Street showed signs of failure within the first two years.  Permeable paver parking lots have become more commonplace in the Midwestern U.S. in the past 10 to 15 years. Designers have utilized the same proven...
The implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES MS4 permits represents a real challenge to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Serious industrial, economic and tax-related transformations have left the archipelago of Puerto Rico with...
“Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.” The lyrics to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”—not surprisingly, West Virginia’s theme song—echo the allure of the Mountain State from start to finish. If you have never...
This year has been a whirlwind for the water industry. From the Flint, Mich., lead contamination crisis to record flooding on the East Coast to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, water issues were top-of-mind for much of 2016. Capped off by a...

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