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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Apr 13 2020
The Valdosta City Council held a special called meeting to consider a bid for a secondary equalization basin at the Withlacoochee Wastewater…
Feb 5 2020
Bethlehem Township will have to pay approximately $12 million to $18 million to solve its storm water drainage problems, according to the Morning…
Jan 27 2020
Bloomington Utilities Department (CBU) is inviting homeowners to apply for funding through the second annual Residential Stormwater Grants Program.…
Jan 10 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia must develop long-term plans with surrounding towns if it is to keep pace with the growing threats from climate change, according…
Nov 26 2019
Dunderberg Ventures LLC filed a lawsuit to stop Woodbury Villas from draining storm water runoff from the housing development onto its 8 acres of…
Bay County officials will approve the purchase of two properties in Vecuna Circle to destroy and then transform into drainage ditches to help flooding.
Bay County officials will approve the purchase of two properties in Vecuna Circle to destroy and then transform into drainage ditches to help flooding.
Sep 5 2019
An area in Panama City Beach is getting storm water drainage ditches after frequent flooding.  Bay County issued a storm water plan in the mid 90s…
Aug 23 2019
Levee repairs along the Missouri River have been completed. After rain and snowmelt caused the Missouri River to overtop levee systems in May,…
Jul 31 2019
Progress is being made on a restoration project at Hickory Grove Lake in Iowa. According to Ames Tribune, an assessment of the watershed showed high…
Jul 5 2019
In Houston, Texas, new development regulations must think “outside the flood plains,” advocates say. According to Community Impact, new regulations…
Jun 12 2019
Repair work is currently underway on the Bolton Street Brickline, a large 150-year-old storm water line in Savannah, Ga. According to WTOC, the now-…
May 21 2019
In Stockton, Calif., the city’s storm drain systems have been overwhelmed by storms late Sunday, May 19. The storm turned the city’s streets into…
May 15 2019
A new program from Adopt-a-Drain has began in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area of Minnesota that encourages residents to adopt a storm drain.…
A milky substance in Sterling Heights, Mich., storm water drain may be a contaminant
A milky substance in Sterling Heights, Mich., storm water drain may be a contaminant.
Apr 25 2019
In Michigan, Macomb County officials believe concrete washout may be the substance found in a Sterling Heights storm water drain. According to the…
In Montana, permits that govern large municipalities’ storm water runoff are allowed
In Montana, permits that govern large municipalities’ storm water runoff are allowed.
Apr 16 2019
The Montana Supreme Court upheld the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's establishment of new storm water discharge permits for six of the…
Apr 15 2019
The SWS Spring Webinar Fest is a free online event  to be held April 23 to 25. The event offers daily keynote webinars and on-demand webinars…
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…
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