Jul 01, 2006

July 2006

The first instinct isn’t always to look under something. But in the depths of the city of Chicago, lies a massive and impressive tunnel and reservoir plan. The Deep Tunnel Project began more than 20 years ago as a way of solving a nasty merge of…
For carloads of Michigan families, an April weekend in 2003 began like any other. Their bags had been packed, and they were headed north on I-75, the major roadway leading from Detroit to the resort towns along Michigan’s northern coasts. For some,…
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in the process of completing its first major design-build (D-B) project. The $220 million Everett high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) project will widen approximately 6 miles of I-5 through Everett,…
For many years, heavy rainfalls in Birmingham, Ala., caused flow at the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase from a normal 30 mgd to more than 360 mgd. Any flow beyond approximately 80 mgd had to be bypassed to the Village Creek waterway…
Erosion control and sediment control go hand-in-hand. Consequently, many erosion control professionals are also involved in controlling sediment, which has become a major challenge at construction sites. As enforcement of the regulations for strict…
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) conducted a study to work with the UDOT Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to prepare a selection methodology and performance-based specification for hydrodynamic separators and oil-water separators as a…
The Waterkeeper Alliance provides a voice for waterways and their adjacent communities on a global basis to protect and maintain clean water. Unfortunately, storm water runoff is considered a major source of pollution of rivers, streams and oceans. The…
With record numbers of sessions and presenters, StormCon '06, which will be held July 24 to 27 at Adam's Mark in Denver, will be the largest storm water pollution prevention convention yet. The fifth annual StormCon will feature 47 sessions and more than…
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