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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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…
Using peat sorption media to meet copper compliance
Using peat sorption media to meet copper compliance
Jun 29 2018
Located in Tacoma, Wash., the Urban Accessories foundry is a small family-operated facility sitting on 1.7 acres. Despite its best efforts to reduce…
Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Jun 29 2018
The frac tank contains the clarifier, which provides solids removal. The Gulf of Mexico endures its fair share of storms, making the sub-tropical…
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Jun 29 2018
Planning for storm water management as part of construction project management on commercial sites can help prevent unanticipated costs and the need…
Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Jun 29 2018
When an Indianapolis theater was planning an expansion, the owners knew the site’s storm water runoff management plan needed improvement. Tucked…
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Jun 29 2018
Philadelphia completed two new storm water basins in Northeast Philadelphia that will capture an estimated 60 million gal a year of storm water…
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Jun 29 2018
On June 28, Foxconn Technology Group, a consumer electronic provider, broke ground on a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisc., expected to…
Jun 27 2018
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Braden Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for his system that cleans…
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Jun 19 2018
The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River have provided notice of intent to sue the Chicago Trump International Hotel…
Sediment control at an abandoned Minnesota mine fails
Sediment control at an abandoned Minnesota mine fails
Jun 13 2018
Water and sediment from the Hector Mine iron ore pit in northern Minnesota breached an earthen berm and made its way downstream into the Embarrass…
Washington, D.C., cemetery turns to green infrastructure for storm water runoff
Washington, D.C., cemetery turns to green infrastructure for storm water runoff solution
Jun 12 2018
The Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C., has incorporated green infrastructure and removed 18,000 sq ft of impervious surfaces with the goal of…
Shell Oil fined for storm water and water quality pollution
Shell Oil fined for storm water and water quality pollution
Jun 11 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached a settlement with Shell Oil Products over hazardous waste and risk management plan compliance at its crude oil refinery in…
Arizona golf courses use recycled water for water reuse
Arizona golf courses use recycled water for water reuse
Jun 4 2018
Two Phoenix golf courses, Lookout Mountain Golf Club and Moon Valley Country Club, have partnered with the city of Phoenix to build a pipeline…
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