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We have all heard the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees,” but when is the last time you can remember it applying to yourself? As a storm…
Have you ever repeated this lesson to yourself from the famous fable of The Tortoise and The Hare? The main takeaway being that consistent,…
Other than getting rained out, you may ask, what is the connection between storm water and baseball? For many years now, the storm water industry and…
Several 2017 storm water issues are carrying over to 2018. They include implementing the U.S. EPA’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4)…
As I was recently doing some baking with my son, I realized just how important it is to follow a recipe precisely. Who knew exchanging salt for sugar…
You have heard about the environmental and regulatory reasons that total suspended solids (TSS) should matter to an industrial site and also seen…
Last week, SWS, Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD), and Water Quality Products (WQP) editors traveled to Houston to speak with water professionals…
Oh, storm water treatment performance lab testing, your time-consuming, methodical steps make me want to pull my hair out. You often leave me with…
Image: Onsite stockpiles potentially contributing TSS to storm water. Unfortunately, total suspended solids (TSS) in storm water discharges come from…
Total suspended solids (TSS) problems? Unfortunately, it is everywhere. However, if you are dealing with TSS issues on your industrial site, there…
I had an interesting sequence of thoughts after watching my 12-year old daughter chat with a friend on her cell phone about a music video they were…
Last month, I talked about how “Training Is Not an Option, It Is a Requirement,” and two of the keys to making a training session successful are 1)…
It's hard to believe it's already mid-July. But in the publishing world, approaching the midpoint of summer means it's time to start thinking about…
Why is one of the most critical components of your storm water program the one most likely to be forgotten about? I am talking about training that…
Infrastructure is a modern creation. The first recorded use of the word was in 1927, and it didn’t enter the common public vernacular until sometime…
The big three of storm water permits, municipal, construction and industrial, all have a core component of inspections. While the physical locations…
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced April 10, and all eyes were on the journalism awards. Some of the largest newspapers from around the…
A couple weeks ago, a friend and I embarked on a road trip from Chicago to Washington, D.C. We spent 11 hours driving through varied terrain—across…
In 2017, more than 4,000 storm water professionals will attend our webinars, come to our training sessions and talk to us on their sites. They all…
In the thick of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump seems to be making good on his promise to curb regulations. This time, he's…
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