Drainage

Whether the challenge is rain, flooding or excess ground water, proper drainage infrastructure is an important element of storm water management. On this page, read case studies and articles about the latest trends, solutions and news related to drainage, in addition to learning about new products. 

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MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
Oct 12 2018
On Oct. 11, officials gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Cherry Creek East Branch flood control project in…
Secretary Zinke meets with advocates to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Secretary Zinke meets with advocates to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Jul 31 2018
On July 22, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with members of Restore Hetch Hetchy, an environmental group that advocates for draining the Hetch…
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Jul 2 2018
The Las Vegas Flood Control District announced plans to build an $11.16 million storm drain in North Las Vegas. The drains will be a part of a larger…
Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
May 31 2018
On May 30, the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto hit Chicago, causing record levels of rainfall and substantial flooding. 7.64 in. of rain were…
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
May 16 2018
Restroom pipes in the John P. Holt Brentwood Library of Brentwood, Tenn., have been dumping sewage into a storm drain that empties into the Little…
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
May 16 2018
Severe storms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have caused flooding and claimed five lives. The storms tore through the East Coast May 15…
Mar 26 2018
The Harris County Flood Control District proposed building drainage tunnels throughout the Texas county to carry storm water from west Houston east…
Jan 29 2018
The New Orleans Department of Public Works found 93,000 lb of Mardi Gras beads clogging catch basins. Following an August flood, the city initiated…
Dec 7 2017
The Senate of Berlin, Germany, released a plan for city climate action which incorporated green infrastructure. Cities across the globe, notably in…
Aug 23 2017
Kansas City, Mo., residents blamed the local QuikTrip establishment for a rise in flooding in the area, particularly near Indian Creek. Though the…
Aug 15 2017
Image courtesy of Arcadis.  Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been awarded an approximate $11.6 million…
Aug 9 2017
Envirosight, a provider of sewer inspection and rehab technology, completed the acquisition of MyTana Mfg. in an all-cash deal July 31. MyTana,…
May 19 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the city of Joshua, Texas, a one-time $675,083 Special Appropriation Act Program…
Sep 28 2016
NDS Inc. announced a new partnership with Hydro BG that adds the FILCOTEN brand of fiber-reinforced concrete trench drain to its product offerings.…
Aug 8 2016
Forterra announced that it has acquired affiliated companies Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. and Modular Wetlands Systems Inc. The entities…
Aug 26 2015
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will help cultivate community engagement and educate Chicago youth about the value of water through the “The…
Aug 11 2015
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for non-residential, residential,…
Feb 6 2015
Hanson Pipe & Precast has reached an agreement with Betonwerk US to manufacture and distribute City Drains in Florida. The drains provide a…
Dec 30 2014
The Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) selected RJN Group, Inc. (RJN) for the Walker-Calloway Branch Outfall Trunk Sewer System Project. RJN is…
Apr 3 2014
Special precast box culverts were used for one of the most significant segments of the $25.8 million emergency water restoration project, designated…
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