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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…
Sep 6 2018
This project's requirements were to meet or exceed the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality storm water permit benchmark for zinc using…
Sep 6 2018
The city of Eugene, Ore., considers street sweeping a vital component of storm water management and uses storm water user fees to pay for the…
Washington DC improves Anacostia River water quality
Washington DC improves Anacostia River water quality
Jun 18 2018
For the first time, the Anacostia River received a D- on its State of the River report card, issued by the Anacostia Watershed Society. The group…
Puget Sound mussels find traces of opioids
Puget Sound mussels find traces of opioids
May 22 2018
Scientists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) discovered traces of oxycodone in the tissues of native bay mussels in Puget…
Oct 18 2017
The Toledo City Council approved a resolution to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare Lake Erie—a major drinking water source—…
Sep 13 2017
In October 2001, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) issued NPDES Permit ALS000001 for the Birmingham-area municipal separate…
May 9 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $8,354…
May 4 2017
American scientists found traces of an insecticide in U.S. tap water for the first time, reports Bluewater. Bluewater notes the findings come as a…
Oct 25 2016
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new survey determining that a common insecticide used in urban and agricultural areas, bifenthrin, is…
May 12 2016
The on-going four-year drought in California has negatively impacted inland water sources, where low levels of oxygen and high levels of bacteria…
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