Feb 08, 2021

February 2021

With a new year comes reflection on the previous year. While 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, a presidential election and social justice issues, the water industry is now taking time to report on 2020 assessments within the sector.  Though more will be…
Vegetation plays a vital role in protection against wind and water erosion and the management of storm water runoff. Scientific study of erosion and soil loss began in the early 20th century as a response to the damaging large agricultural practices…
Road building poses unique challenges for construction companies due to environmental concerns, remote locations, weather and minimal vegetation growth in winter months, the nature of the earthmoving work itself, the sheer size of major highway…
Commuters loathe it. The construction projects that seem to drag on long after they thought it would be over. Contractors dread it. The moment when it starts to look like a project might take longer than anticipated. Not only does going over schedule on…
Construction site storm water compliance can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and maintenance if not properly managed. Unannounced inspections by regulatory agencies can be a good experience built on communication and professional…
It has not stopped raining for three days. But even though the sun is not shining, a colorful oil sheen can still be unmistakably spotted; quietly sneaking toward a storm drain. Ignoring it could bring a notice of violation and pricey fines for violating…
The American Southwest’s climate is arid and much of the land is wide-open and sparsely populated. Its geography is miles of desert, plateaus, mesas, mountains, broad basins and plains. Torrential rainfall and flooding are not weather conditions that…
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