BMPs

Best management practices (BMPs) are an important concern for storm water and erosion control professionals, as they help comply with regulations and protect the health of waterways. 

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Dec 7 2020
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania  Cost: $1 million  Size: 500,940 square feet   Owner: Oak Tree Development Manager:  Wohlsen Construction Co.…
Dec 4 2020
After the Carr Fire in California in 2018, which burned 229,651 acres in Shasta and Trinity counties and destroyed 1,604 structures, the Western…
Nov 2 2020
In continuing to highlight the SWS 2020 Top Projects, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns is joined by Len Bradley, supervisor of engineering and…
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A rock check dam near the Coggon (Iowa) Wastewater Treatment Plant helps slow and pool the runoff to encourage infiltration and improve water quality.
Oct 13 2020
Nearly all municipalities require some level of storm water management for site improvements. Those requirements may include adding runoff retention…
Oct 12 2020
A Sunnyvale, California park had six repeated violations of best management practices. According to Resident News, Ortega Park’s violations would…
Sep 25 2020
TechnipFMC, a global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore and surface technologies serving the energy sector approached Best Management Products Inc (…
Aug 17 2020
Most in the industry know the evolution of storm water mitigation, which initially was implemented as a measure to reduce pollution from runoff into…
Jul 10 2020
Green infrastructure features, commonly referred to as Best Management Practices (BMPs), are designed by regulators and engineers to hold storm water…
Feb 11 2020
The U.S. EPA announced the owners of three Maine metal recycling facilities have agreed to come into compliance with storm water regulations. The…
Feb 11 2020
Changing permit requirements throughout the country for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) prompted Minneapolis-based design and consulting…
Jan 6 2020
In the 1950s, an industrial complex that housed the Verdelli Farms vegetable processing facility was built in the Hummelstown borough in Pennsylvania…
Jan 6 2020
In an effort to replenish local groundwater supplies and reduce potential pollutant discharges to the municipal storm sewer system, CASC Engineering…
Jan 3 2020
Oil changes. Gutter cleaning. Annual doctor appointments. These are all forms of maintenance that most people would likely agree are necessary to…
Nov 19 2019
Filterra is an engineered bioretention system. While it operates similar to traditional bioretention, its high flow media allows for a reduction in…
Oct 29 2019
Drivable Grass is a permeable, flexible and plantable concrete paving system that is an environmentally friendly alternative to poured concrete and…
Oct 29 2019
The Connector Pipe Screen is a Water Board-certified full trash capture device that meets rigorous storm water regulations. It is installed inside a…
Oct 15 2019
Schwarze pure vacuum and regenerative air sweepers, equipped with catch basin cleaners, are one of the most cost effective Best Management Practices…
Derek Berg is a regional regulatory director for Contech Engineered Solutions. Berg can be reached at dberg@conteches.com.
Derek Berg is a regional regulatory director for Contech Engineered Solution.
Aug 7 2019
In the nearly 20 years that I have spent immersed in storm water management, I have pondered many head-scratchers; the proliferation of flawed…
Jul 2 2019
During the early planning stages of a project, developers often question how much of their parcel needs to be designated for storm water management.…
May 20 2019
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coast—causing significant damage to coastal communities in many mid-Atlantic states. During the…
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