Mar 29, 2016

March/April 2016

Last September, the Chinese government agreed to develop 16 “sponge cities”—modern urban areas employing a series of advanced technologies for rainwater harvesting and reuse. The program initially was developed to help mitigate the country’s growing…
It probably is not news to you, but I think it is going to take a long time to clean up our polluted storm water runoff. In fact, some may argue that all the efforts we are taking are only slowing the process down instead of making a dent. After all, it…
You love the game, so you buy a golf course at auction, expecting to reopen it the same year. As the new owner, you assess the course infrastructure and find it is substantially outdated and needs a complete overhaul. Your first course hazard.  You…
The city of Monona, Iowa’s Family Aquatic Center was in desperate need of improvements to its existing parking lot. The lot, constructed in 2004 as part of the initial building project, was not the primary focus at the time of construction and was…
Butler University is a liberal arts school located in the heart of Indianapolis. Nestled among historic residential neighborhoods just two miles north of downtown, the university provides access to many local attractions and recreational destinations via…
West Ouachita Sewer District No. 5 of West Monroe, La., had three nettlesome problems.  One of its systems generated complaints about an intense odor at the pump station located at the end of 2 miles of 30-in. trunk main and saw significant deterioration…
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn.’s current NPDES Phase I MS4 permit, issued Nov. 12, 2010, virtually altered the water quality paradigm in the city. The permit’s language required the city to implement low impact development/green infrastructure (LID/GI)…
Linear biofiltration conveyance systems, also known as regenerative storm water conveyances (RSCs), provide effective end-of-pipe treatment in an otherwise constrained linear environment. They are becoming more widely used in the Southeast and mid-…
Severe drought conditions, resulting in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order imposing a mandatory 25% water use reduction in April 2015, have challenged local agencies to devise innovative approaches to expand water resources in the Los Angeles…
Organized and operated by volunteers, the Garden District Farmers’ Market is located on Milwaukee’s south side at the northern entrance of the Milwaukee Green Corridor project. The district has designated the Green Corridor area as a space to showcase a…
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