Rainwater Harvesting

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Jun 9 2020
The Madison City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new storm water design rules. The rules could raise costs for development but help prevent a…
Jun 5 2020
SFPUC 10 Year Anniversary of Storm Water Management Ordinance The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Storm Water Management Ordinance, a…
May 11 2020
Between 30 to 50 homes in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg and the surrounding areas reported the basement flooding caused by the roughly 4.8…
May 5 2020
Both chambers of Congress are moving ahead on water infrastructure legislation. The bills reauthorize legislation on water resource development and…
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Bob Simone
Apr 16 2020
Each year during hurricane season, residents and leaders of coastal cities closely watch the news to keep up with the odds of a weather disaster.…
Apr 15 2020
According to the 2019 Green Industry Benchmark Report, green industry companies are struggling to find employees despite their growing businesses.…
Apr 7 2020
We have a lot in common with plants. Consider this–we both need dirt. Your life depends on it because your body is made of the nutrients you consume…
Apr 2 2020
Officials with the city of Akron, Ohio said the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic might result in additional delays for an underground sewer project.…
Feb 19 2020
Storm Dennis is the second-strongest nontropical storm on record in the North Atlantic Ocean.  The storm has caused widespread flooding across parts…
Feb 11 2020
Harvesting rainwater may not solve all of the world’s water problems, but what it can do when combined with a complete water supply strategy is…
Nov 19 2019
Fountain Hill officials are considering enacting a storm water fee that would charge property owners for their rainwater runoff, according to the…
Nov 5 2019
More than 4.7 million gal of untreated storm water flowed into Vermont streams, rivers and lakes after a Halloween storm. The Halloween storm caused…
Oct 24 2019
Col. John Hudson announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans to build a levee along the Missouri River for flood protection efforts…
Oct 21 2019
The Abukuma River in northeastern Japan was flooded after Typhoon Hagibis moved north along the river's stream, according to the Mainichi.  A "…
The 1-70/71 Columbus Crossroads project implemented features to better manage runoff and protect the Scioto River
The 1-70/71 Columbus Crossroads project implemented features to better manage runoff and protect the Scioto River
Aug 6 2019
The I-70/71 Columbus Crossroads project is a multi-phase roadway improvement conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Many factors…
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats.
Aug 6 2019
Beyond the ways plants sustain humans directly, they also offer many other benefits, including creating a beautiful and stable environment.…
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Lauren Baltas, managing editor of SWS.
Aug 6 2019
Last year, we talked about Cape Town, South Africa, and the words “Day Zero” were top of mind. This year, a similar story is being told of Chennai,…
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Lauren Baltas, managing editor of SWS.
Jul 2 2019
“It's bad.”  My dad-a former farmer-lamented about the fields in our area. Typically, in Illinois, corn and soybeans are planted by May 15, at the…
Jun 7 2019
In the fall of 2018, the Ikea located in Richmond, BC, Canada, wanted to update its current rainwater harvesting technology. The original building in…
The underground storage tanks were placed in a grass-covered section of the backyard.
The underground storage tanks were placed in a grass-covered section of the backyard.
Jun 7 2019
Matthew and April Lowrance of Knoxville, Tenn., loved the idea of rainwater harvesting when they discovered it on Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami…
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