July 2018

With a grand entrance, the 2018 hurricane season arrived. Actually, it arrived a little early. Hurricane season technically begins June 1, but at the end of May, Subtropical Storm Alberto swept through the Gulf, ultimately making landfall in Florida and…
Building new residential communities on undeveloped land creates major risks to downstream environments. In Kentucky and Indiana, precipitation rates average between 40 and 50 in. per year. This high level of precipitation, coupled with thousands of…
Outside of urban residential neighborhoods, waterfront homes were once remote and rustic, focusing on small living quarters, native vegetated shorelines, and small access points for fishing and small water craft. With the affordable housing boom of the…
When an Indianapolis theater was planning an expansion, the owners knew the site’s storm water runoff management plan needed improvement. Tucked along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and developed on what once was a historic church, IndyFringe Basile…
Golf courses are designed around and rely on water features, whether those features are oceans, lakes, rivers or streams. These water features offer aesthetic benefits, play hazards, water storage for irrigation, and environmental benefits, such as storm…
Planning for storm water management as part of construction project management on commercial sites can help prevent unanticipated costs and the need for additional contractors on a project. The party responsible for planning and managing storm water…
The frac tank contains the clarifier, which provides solids removal. The Gulf of Mexico endures its fair share of storms, making the sub-tropical coastal plain’s infrastructure vulnerable to flooding from heavy rains and storm surges in cases of severe…
Located in Tacoma, Wash., the Urban Accessories foundry is a small family-operated facility sitting on 1.7 acres. Despite its best efforts to reduce copper in its storm water, the operational and structural best management practices it implemented had…
Achieving storm water regulatory compliance at industrial facilities sometimes can be a daunting task. Maxum Petroleum’s diesel fueling and petroleum fuel and lubricant shipping and receiving facility, located on Harbor Island, Wash., in the Puget Sound…
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