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As I write this on June 3, it is the third day of the 2020 hurricane season, and already, there have been three named storms. NOAA’s climate prediction center is forecasting the 2020 hurricane season to be unusually active with potentially 13 to 19 named…
Active rainwater harvesting systems collect runoff from roof surfaces to store for later beneficial use. These uses can include irrigation, toilet flushing, cooling tower make-up water, laundry, vehicle washing and more.  Advertisement Views on Rainwater…
In 2013, Club Motorsports began construction of a private race track at the southern edge of the New Hampshire White Mountains. They designed the track with the idea in mind of a 'country club' for car enthusiasts. The design featured a 2.5-mile road…
Olive-Harvey College (OHC), located in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood, offers a number of programs in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL).   OHC offered Primera’s Civil Engineering Team with numerous opportunities to solve storm…
The construction industry has seen many changes in environmental regulations over the past 20 years. One of the biggest threats to local waterways comes from unmanaged sediment runoff from construction activities, primarily, grading operations.   In…
Green infrastructure features, commonly referred to as Best Management Practices (BMPs), are designed by regulators and engineers to hold storm water runoff created by an increase in impervious surfaces, such as roofs, roads and sidewalks. Typically,…
No one could explain it—thousands of dead fish washed up on the banks of the Cache la Poudre River where it runs through the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Even a months-long investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife could not determine a definitive…
Village of Kimberly, Wisconsin, residents pinpointed a neighboring field as the origin of cyclical flooding and erosion that affected the homeowners’ properties as well as the surrounding roadways. During rain events and seasonal snowmelt, water…
The U.S. EPA lists sediment as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. Sediment pollution causes $16 billion in environmental damage annually. While natural erosion produces nearly 30% of the total sediment in the U.S.,…
This issue of Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is a special one. As you might have noticed on the cover, this is the 15th anniversary issue of the magazine. Fifteen years ago, SWS started bringing you relevant industry news, and since then, we’ve worked to…
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