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SWS has seen a lot of change in 2018. It has new editors (hello!), a redesigned print magazine and new editorial topics, to name a few. We're rolling with the punches as the storm water and erosion control industry similarly experiences change with new…
Central Texas cities are expanding and sprawling at one of the fastest rates in the nation. There are many new residential communities, commercial buildings and infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate this urban growth. Unfortunately, a…
Rebuilding the 46-year-old center runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) involved more than just the pavement. To comply with strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) criteria regarding drainage within runway safety areas, as well…
The city of Santa Monica, Calif., recently completed the installation of the Los Amigos Park Water Harvest and Direct Use Demonstration Project. The project received partial funding through the Foundational Actions Funding (FAF) Program with the…
Located at the base of the Santa Monica Pier, the Deauville basin will be used to harvest up to 1.6 million gal of storm water runoff from the pier’s downtown drainage basin. The harvested runoff then will be diverted to the Santa Monica Urban Runoff…
The city of Eugene, Ore., considers street sweeping a vital component of storm water management and uses storm water user fees to pay for the sweepers and their operations. Mike Spangler, the city’s storm water maintenance supervisor, credits Eugene’s…
Located in Marietta, Ga., MiMedx is a biopharmaceutical company that needed additional parking to facilitate its operation. Based on its location in a fully developed commercial and industrial park, the only remaining land was a small, grassy area…
Over the past three years, the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz installed five Truegrid permeable paver parking lots with a sixth on the way, totaling more than 150,000 sq ft. UC Santa Cruz chose the pavers after vetting several permeable paving…
In 2017, a severe landslide slid thousands of tons of soil off a mountain and onto the road below near Elk City, Idaho. The slide blocked Idaho State Highway 1, cutting off Elk City from surrounding areas. Emergency stabilization and repairs of the…
With 382 apartments, Mile High Apartments is just minutes from downtown Denver. The project had a number of challenges, including a limited footprint, corrosive soils and a high degree of treatment needed to meet water quality standards from the city of…
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