Feb 01, 2008

February 2008

It’s a new year and a new look for Storm Water Solutions. When I started in this position seven months ago, I assured you future issues would demonstrate continual editorial and layout improvements. It is my sincere hope that this publication redesign…
The question is not whether a storm water management best management practice (BMP) needs to be maintained—in order to ensure proper effectiveness, they all do. Rather, the questions are “How often?” and “How much will it cost?” The answers will differ…
Parking and storm water management—the two seem inextricably linked. We have all participated in discussions of storm water management, and sooner or later the topic of parking arises. Most frequently, the discussion focuses on parking lot design and how…
Sustainable design is about establishing a series of balances within many aspects of building development. One such balance—the carbon balance—has received most of the attention with respect to its effect on global climate change. Within the context of a…
The Rincon Creek valley in California is sparsely developed with orchards, farmlands and ranchlands, and it virtually shapes the boundary between the coastal counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura. Rincon is one of the few semipermanent creeks in the area…
Spring weather is on its way. After a long winter, that usually means time for spring cleaning on all fronts, including the sewer system. It is the time that formal bids and request for proposals are prepared in anticipation of upcoming system inspection…
The number of no-swim days at U.S. beaches more than doubled between 2005 and 2006, according to the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 17th annual beach water quality report, “Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches.”…
The Dry Run Creek watershed improvement project is located in Black Hawk County in eastern Iowa. The county has a population of roughly 123,000 people, most of whom live within the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area. The Dry Run Creek watershed encompasses…
Pack up your golf clubs and mouse ears—the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is hosting its annual world’s-largest soil and water event in Orlando, Fla. EC08 is set to take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Feb. 18 to 22. IECA…
Sediment basins are used on earth disturbance sites to minimize the amount of sediment leaving a site and entering surface waters. Sediment leaving a basin has been reduced by positioning the principal spillway to dewater the basin from the water surface…
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