Feb 04, 2020

February 2020

As we embark on 2020, I’m excited to see where the storm water and erosion control industries go. In 2019, we saw an unprecedented amount of rain, which kept our industry busy. Predictions say 2020 will be similar, and I am eager to see how our industry…
I am by education, training and professional experience, a civil engineer. After several years, I began to realize that due to mismanagement, bad practices and climate change, Africa is facing serious water-resource challenges. The population of Africa…
The 75.5 acre site of Seaforth High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, includes the construction of a two-story building, parking lot and sports fields. The change in impervious area to the site required the need for a 201,000 cubic foot detention…
Three hundred feet of highway between Denver and Boulder, Colorado, began to collapse during heavy rain and snow. As a solution, a trackout control system was needed to prevent sediment from leaving site and contaminating nearby storm water drainage…
In Omaha, Nebraska, and in many cities across the country, storm water runoff is a major cause of water pollution. The storm water runoff carries trash, bacteria, sediment, heavy metals and other pollutants. Higher flows, resulting from heavy rains, can…
Located in Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin, just east of the University of Wisconsin campus, The Pew House remains a modest example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s harmonious design between nature and the built environment. Constrained by cost, the original homeowner…
Changing permit requirements throughout the country for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) prompted Minneapolis-based design and consulting firm WSB to develop a web-based application for tracking inspection and maintenance of storm water best…
A former contaminated landfill in the New Jersey Meadowlands was able to become a viable commercial office complex due to remediation efforts and two large, on-site underground filtration systems that can trap and store nearly 30,000 lb of sediment.…
Harvesting rainwater may not solve all of the world’s water problems, but what it can do when combined with a complete water supply strategy is provide an alternative source of freshwater for daily consumption while also relieving some of the demand…
From changing storm water regulations and urban sprawl to increased storm activity and flooding, municipalities across the U.S. already have plenty of water-related headaches. Add aging infrastructure to the mix, and you have the perfect storm.…
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