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Feb 18 2020
A Mauldin, South Carolina resident is finally getting the sinkhole in his driveway repaired. Russ Maio, the resident, has been waiting for repairs…
Feb 11 2020
In Omaha, Nebraska, and in many cities across the country, storm water runoff is a major cause of water pollution. The storm water runoff carries…
Jan 8 2020
Federal regulators are proposing a new way to limit water pollution from a dozen towns surrounding Great Bay. The draft general permit from the U.S.…
Dec 20 2019
Kraken Water Filter Receives Washington Ecology TAPE GULD Approval The Kraken Membrane Filter is the newest storm water solution to receive…
Dec 16 2019
UC Berkeley engineers have developed a mineral-coated sand that can soak up toxic metals such as lead and cadmium from storm water.  The sand can…
Dec 11 2019
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) signed a new rule that aims to control storm water runoff.  The proposal has received…
Nov 4 2019
The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts has ordered R.M. Packer Company Inc. and Tisbury Towing and Transportation Co. to pay $1.3 million in fines…
Oct 30 2019
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is agreeing to adjust how it monitors storm water runoff from road construction sites and salt storage…
Oct 18 2019
A red tide bloom that's lingered off Southwest Florida for a few weeks has made its way into local bays and is killing larger marine life, such as…
The environmental group Amigos Bravos claims that some pollutants are more than 10,000 times the public safety limits.
The environmental group Amigos Bravos claims that some pollutants are more than 10,000 times the public safety limits.
Sep 18 2019
The environmental group Amigos Bravos has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding storm water pollution in Los…
The duckbill valve is widely used as a backflow device whenever there is a concern of possible backflow up a stream channel.
The duckbill valve is widely used as a backflow device whenever there is a concern of possible backflow up a stream channel.
Sep 10 2019
The people of Sydney, NS, Canada, are now able to enjoy more of their downtown because remediation of the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens is complete. The…
One method of educating the public on the pollution in waterways comes in form of placing educational messages on the storm drain inlet.
One method of educating the public on the pollution in waterways comes in form of placing educational messages on the storm drain inlet.
Sep 9 2019
Much of the pollution in our nation’s waterways comes from everyday materials like fertilizers, pesticides, motor oil and household chemicals.…
Best Management Products Inc. (BMP) has been developing a method to reduce turbulence and velocity inside a storm water structure with a sump.
Best Management Products Inc. (BMP) has been developing a method to reduce turbulence and velocity inside a storm water structure with a sump.
Sep 9 2019
Space is a premium for most storm water designers, so getting the highest pollutant removal with the least amount of constructed area is desirable.…
The AFL consists of only one moving part, a ballasted float that has a specific gravity between that of oil and water.
The AFL consists of only one moving part, a ballasted float that has a specific gravity between that of oil and water.
Sep 9 2019
The AFL Oil Stop Valve (OSV) recently demonstrated its value for a large electrical utility when a fire started at one of its electrical substations…
The water recycling system on the Vactor 2100 Plus reuses water already in the sewer to clean sewer lines.
The water recycling system on the Vactor 2100 Plus reuses water already in the sewer to clean sewer lines.
Sep 6 2019
Servicing and main- taining a complex, county-wide storm sewer system can put a premium on efficient equip- ment. Thurston County, Wash., is meeting…
The sweeper provides the county with double functionality when it comes to BMPs; in addition to street sweeping, it has catch basin cleaning capabilities.
The sweeper provides the county with double functionality when it comes to BMPs; in addition to street sweeping, it has catch basin cleaning capabilities.
Sep 6 2019
Communities across the U.S. face the challenge of effectively using taxpayer dollars to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)…
Jun 24 2019
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) reminded that industrial storm water general permits (IGP) will expire June 30, 2019.…
Jun 20 2019
The Cuyahoga River caught fire 20 years ago this week. The 1969 fire became a symbol of the U.S. environmental movement and led to the formation of…
May 21 2019
I have been aware of and spoken to the issue of trash and debris in storm water systems for more than 20 years. It does not take long for anyone to…
Sep 6 2018
With nearly 10 million people living in Los Angeles County, each resident's contribution to storm water trash pollution adds up quickly and creates…
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