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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Low impact development meets storm water management goals
Low impact development meets storm water management goals
Sep 26 2018
In 2015, Prince George’s County, Md., pursued a community-based public-private partnership (CBP3) model developed by the U.S. EPA Region 3, and…
New Jersey brewery approves storm water detention basin
New Jersey brewery approves storm water detention basin
Sep 24 2018
The Hampton, N.J., Planning Board unanimously approved a revised site plan for a joint storm water infiltration basin at the future site of Angry…
Rainwater harvesting system built in community garden
Rainwater harvesting system built in community garden
Sep 19 2018
On Sept. 15, community partners and volunteers teamed up at Alice’s Garden, a community garden in the Milwaukee neighborhood of Lindsay Heights, to…
Equestrian center receives sediment control violations
Equestrian center receives sediment control violations
Sep 18 2018
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued Tryon Equestrian Partners multiple notices of violation for lack of erosion…
Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Sep 7 2018
Storm water runoff was reported flowing from the Foxconn Technology Group construction site in Mount Pleasant, Wis., into the Pike River, following…
The completed offsite electric work featured the installed power pole and closed utility trench. The offsite impact was transferred to the control of the site developer.
The completed offsite electric work featured the installed power pole and closed utility trench. The offsite impact was transferred to the control of the site developer.
Sep 5 2018
Central Texas cities are expanding and sprawling at one of the fastest rates in the nation. There are many new residential communities, commercial…
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corp., and Nor-Cal Rock…
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Aug 21 2018
The city of Tucson, Ariz., has adopted a new policy, called the Green Streets Active Practice Guideline, that requires Tucson Department of…
Brooklyn playground receives green infrastructure storm water upgrades
Brooklyn playground receives green infrastructure storm water upgrades
Aug 15 2018
Construction began on a new playground at Park Slope Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The new playground will incorporate green infrastructure and…
Lake County approves study of Foxconn flood controls
Lake County approves study of Foxconn flood controls
Aug 14 2018
On Aug. 13, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission approved a $74,000 engineering study to review possible flooding impacts to Lake County…
Virginia business park project faces erosion control violations
Virginia business park project faces erosion control violations
Aug 10 2018
Franklin County, Va., has been cited by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for sediment and erosion violations at Summit View Business…
Submarine facility agrees to manage storm water runoff
Submarine facility agrees to manage storm water runoff
Jul 31 2018
The U.S EPA announced a settlement with Electric Boat Corp. to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at Electric Boat’s Groton,…
Legoland cited for lack of sediment controls
Legoland cited for lack of sediment controls
Jul 30 2018
Merlin, the parent company of Legoland, received its third construction site runoff violation from the New York Department of Environmental…
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
Jul 27 2018
On July 17, the U.S. EPA changed coal ash pit regulations by easing federal oversight and providing states with more regulatory flexibility. The new…
Jul 23 2018
The Mysuru City Corp. (MCC) has made rainwater harvesting systems mandatory for all commercial properties and government offices 50 by 80 ft or…
Jul 20 2018
On July 11, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order to designate eight Ohio watersheds in distress, which would allow the Ohio Department of…
Storm water runoff violations from California oil company
Storm water runoff violations from California oil company
Jul 16 2018
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) filed suit against the Pacific Coast Energy Co. (PCEC) over violations of the Clean Water Act. The suit…
Storm water runoff violations for Guam-based industrial facility
Storm water runoff violations for Guam-based industrial facility
Jul 6 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached an agreement with Cabras Marine Corp. to reduce discharges of oil, metals and other contaminants into Apra Harbor, Guam. In…
Michigan elementary students plant rain garden
Michigan elementary students plant rain garden
Jul 4 2018
Students from Parkside Elementary in Rockford, Mich., planted a rain garden to capture storm water runoff and protect Rum Creek. Approximately 150…
Petroleum facility treats storm water runoff with pressurized & adsorptive media
Petroleum facility treats storm water runoff with pressurized & adsorptive media filtration
Jun 29 2018
Achieving storm water regulatory compliance at industrial facilities sometimes can be a daunting task. Maxum Petroleum’s diesel fueling and petroleum…
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