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Average sewer charges for U.S. households increased 5.5% in 2013 to $435 per year, according to an annual survey from the National Association of…
Storm Water Solutions recently visited an unlikely area for a forest preserve: Calumet City, Ill., located south of Chicago and just a few miles west…
On April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design contest…
Storm Water Solutions just released its sixth-annual State of the Industry report, which collects data from a survey of randomly selected readers and…
On April 2, 2014, SWS hosted its third annual Virtual Expo. More than 900 attendees spent time on the virtual show floor and in the webinars and…
As we learn more about the horrific mudslide in Washington state that has claimed the lives of at least 24, as of Monday’s official count—with many…
Economic recovery seems to be on the uptick, although the journey is not yet over. Reduced federal spending and state budgets pushed municipalities…
As populations expand, urban areas grow and agricultural industry ramps up, there is an increasing strain on our wastewater treatment facilities. A…
Staying up to date on current storm water management and erosion control best practices is key as new regulations spring up and this industry segment…
Water and energy are indelibly linked. Creating enegery requires using water, especially in hydroelectric, nuclear and thermal energy sources. At the…
In February, 21 state’s attorneys general filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation in an attempt to intervene in the U.…
IECA's Environmental Connection 2014 is in the Music City this week as erosion control industry professionals arrive in Nashville to take advantage…
Shake off some of your winter lethargy and spring into action at the third annual Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo, taking place on Wednesday,…
Last week, SWS reported that a storm water pipe above a Duke Energy-owned coal ash pond failed, sending massive amounts of coal ash into the Dan…
In the past week, there have been some noteworthy—albeit unsurprising—news items about problems with U.S. infrastructure. On Wednesday, a failed…
At a recent hearing on a proposed county-wide storm water pollution control funding measure, I witnessed a parade of private citizens, city officials…
Most professionals working in storm water management likely are aware that for the last several years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA…
Last week, when California declared a state of emergency due to drought, a small but important section of the declaration temporarily suspended the…
Public outreach programs allow water systems to keep in touch with and educate their customers, informing them about weather advisories, water and…
For you early birds out there (or if, like me, you are counting down the days until spring), registration opens Jan. 15 for the 2014 Storm Water…
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