Jul 01, 2004

July 2004

As holder of a statewide permit, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for managing storm water on all of its highway construction projects. At any given time, those projects include approximately $2 billion worth of…
Two years ago, the corrugated polyethylene (PE) pipe industry produced nearly one billion pounds of pipe. The specification and use of dual-wall corrugated PE pipe for storm water is skyrocketing based on factors such as total installed cost, enhanced…
While major rainstorms battered the Midwest causing the nearby Des Plaines River to swell to nearly 10 ft over flood level, a major storm was brewing here in the offices of Scranton Gillette Communications. Well, maybe not a storm per se, but in recent…
Not so long ago, if you had mentioned the possibility of building a $4 million ozone-treatment plant specifically to address storm water pollution in a meeting of environmental professionals, you stood a good chance of being laughed out of the room. But…
Economic growth has taken on new meaning because of GASB 34, which radically changes how state and local governments must report their finances. To include all existing major infrastructure assets, governments must perform condition assessments every…
Historically, funding storm water management programs has been problematic for most local governments. Today, hundreds of local governments have discovered a viable option—the storm water utility. A storm water utility operates much like other utilities—…
The Storm Water Management Academy at the University of Central Florida is home to the latest in storm water management-related techniques. Storm Water 2004 recently found out more from the academy’s director, Dr. Martin P. Wanielista, P.E. SW2004:…
Storm water discharge requirements are tightening, and transportation agencies may find themselves pinched if they don’t plan for compliance. Agencies diligently working to reduce storm water pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) may find…
Urban flooding is an issue faced by many cities around the country. Because of the fully developed nature of older cities, finding solutions to flooding problems is not an easy task. Many large cities have to choose between flood mitigation and acquiring…
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