Jun 01, 2007

June 2007

As summer heats up, the storm water industry is gearing up for StormCon, the nation’s largest storm water conference. This August, thousands of industry professionals will take on the heat and congregate in Phoenix to learn about the newest techniques…
Drexel University researchers, led by Dr. Grace Hsuan, have recently developed a new test protocol for corrugated high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, utilizing the rate-process method (RPM). The results were published and presented at the recent…
From an academic standpoint, monitoring studies never truly end. We learn that our original set of objectives may require modification, and that additional gathering of information is essential for providing clarity. We use science as a tool for…
The J. Preston Levis Commons Development is a distinctly unique, top quality, master-planned community built on 400 acres in northern Wood County, Ohio. It is strategically located just minutes from the Dixie Highway (S.R.-25) interchange with U.S.-23/I-…
Erosion control is a slippery issue for contractors performing road expansion projects. Without erosion control, rainfall can cause soil to slide onto the road, creating dangerous driving conditions. Steep slopes and rocky, infertile soil can exacerbate…
Three years ago, officials in Union City, Calif., got some good news—and some bad news. The good news was that a developer was interested in building two major residential developments near the center of the city. The bad news? The storm drainage…
With more than $2 billion in transportation construction work completed each year, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is intent on improving mobility across California. One challenge in doing so is complying with their National…
As the focus of the federal Clean Water Act has shifted in the last 35 years from wastewater to storm water, airports have found themselves on the leading edge of that evolution. Discharge permits have become more restrictive, complicated and expensive…
Gearing up for its sixth annual conference, StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, continues to grow in terms of both its program and attendance. This year’s event, presented by Forester Communications, will take…
Forests typically have lower erosion rates than other land-use categories and are seldom linked to non-point source pollution problems. In fact, forest operations are not in the top-five leading sources of pollution to rivers and streams. However, forest…
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