Aug 17, 2020

August 2020

This issue of Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is a special one. As you might have noticed on the cover, this is the 15th anniversary issue of the magazine. Fifteen years ago, SWS started bringing you relevant industry news, and since then, we’ve worked to…
Bob Esenwein Around the world coastal communities, due to their location, are naturally susceptible to hurricanes and storms. Climate-driven events like hurricanes and tornadoes are increasingly overwhelming coastlines and coastal communities. Now,…
Looking Forward In this issue, we are recognizing and celebrating the 15th anniversary of Storm Water Solutions. For the past 15 years, we have been working hard to bring you the most relevant news and trends regarding the storm water and erosion control…
The Mitchell Street Green Parking Lot sits on Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s south side in the Historic Mitchell Street Neighborhood. The parking lot is unique in that it’s located on a watershed divide, draining between both the Menomonee and Kinnickinnic river…
Most in the industry know the evolution of storm water mitigation, which initially was implemented as a measure to reduce pollution from runoff into receiving bodies of water. As urban development continued to grow, another problem arose – more…
Storm water management is an increasingly challenging requirement. Sea-level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and the continuing urbanization of our landscape mean more and more people, property and critical infrastructure are subjected…
As part of the ongoing Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) program, the surcharging of one lift station was solved by using long, parallel runs of large diameter pipe instead of replacing or enlarging the lift station. North Vernon, located on the Muscatatuck…
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both strengths and weaknesses in our water systems. Though the situation put significant strain on front-line workers and highlighted the stakes for operational reliability, utilities charged with managing water,…
What happens when three separate watersheds, a record-breaking storm event and a residential development all converge? The answer is flooding, and erosion, and a lot of it. North Schultz Pass is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino county. The area…
After months of home isolation under the coronavirus guidelines, I am happily yet cautiously emerging into the outside world. My home in southwest Washington state is gradually reopening under a phased approach common to many areas around the U.S. Though…
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