Commercial/Industrial Storm Water

As regulatory pressures mount, managing storm water and erosion control at commercial and industrial sites is an increasing area of concern. Effective solutions for storage, runoff and water reuse help companies comply with regulations and meet environmental and sustainability goals. Read about the latest projects, products and innovations. 

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EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
Dec 14 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached an agreement with the Saratoga Springs Owners Assn. Inc. and Cross Marine Projects Inc. resolving alleged unpermitted dredge…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Dec 13 2018
Chattanooga, Tenn., city planning staff have proposed guidelines aimed at addressing overdevelopment, as well as storm water runoff and erosion…
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
Dec 12 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed amendments, repeals and new rules to the state’s storm water management rules, N…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Pipeline faces sediment control violations
Pipeline faces sediment control violations
Dec 4 2018
Columbia Gas Transmission has been fined $122,350 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a lack of sediment and…
Dec 4 2018
Two renewable material providers, Stora Enso and startup Sulapac, collaborated to develop renewable and biodegradable straws. Traditional plastics…
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Nov 26 2018
Cranberry farmers in North Cove, Wash., have begun using dynamic revetments to protect coastal shorelines and cranberry bogs from saltwater…
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
Houston flood education program receives grant
Houston flood education program receives grant
Nov 22 2018
The U.S. EPA selected the National Wildlife Federation’s Resilience Ambassadors Program in Houston as one of 37 organizations to receive funding…
Golf course redesigned for storm water and flood control
Golf course redesigned for storm water and flood control
Oct 29 2018
Denver Public Works announced plans to redesign the City Park Golf Course to mitigate flood risks in the north Denver neighborhoods of Cole, Clayton…
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
Hawaii shipyard agrees to limit storm water runoff pollution
Hawaii shipyard agrees to limit storm water runoff pollution
Oct 26 2018
The U.S. EPA reached an agreement with Keehi Marine Inc. to reduce pollution in its storm water discharges to Keehi Lagoon in Honolulu, Hawaii, and…
Rainwater harvesting system installed at Canadian university
Rainwater harvesting system installed at Canadian university
Oct 17 2018
Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada, has begun harvesting rainwater to irrigate grounds at the university’s Loyola campus. The university…
Foxconn faces fines over lack of sediment controls
Foxconn faces fines over lack of sediment controls
Oct 16 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fined Foxconn Technology Group $1,159.50 for flooding and sediment-laden storm water that…
Former golf course becomes storm water drainage amenity
Former golf course becomes storm water drainage amenity
Oct 15 2018
Construction has begun on the Timber Oaks Retention Facility Project in Port Richey, Fla. The project aims to repurpose a 78-acre golf course into a…
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Oct 9 2018
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced the new Green Infrastructure Plan Framework to add green space to streets, schools and parking lots throughout…
New York beings dredging Susquehanna River sediment
New York beings dredging Susquehanna River sediment
Oct 5 2018
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) began dredging polluted sediments from the Susquehanna River in Binghamton, N.Y. The…
Concrete company addresses storm water runoff violations
Concrete company addresses storm water runoff violations
Oct 5 2018
The U.S. EPA announced a settlement with J.G. MacLellan Concrete Co., that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. MacLellan, which…
Legoland faces sediment control fines
Legoland faces sediment control fines
Sep 27 2018
Merlin Entertainment, the parent company of Legoland, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reached a consent order…
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