Sewers & Drainage Systems

Combined sewer overflows (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) are top concerns for storm water professionals when it comes to sewers and drainage systems. Properly designed and maintained sewer systems help prevent pollution and protect the health of waterways.
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Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 4, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The storm brought heavy rains and flooding, reaching…
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 3, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods and road closures in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The National Weather Service declared…
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Aug 30 2018
A new assessment conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has prompted the U.S.…
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Aug 29 2018
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board voted unanimously to petition Congress to grant the Houma area levee project, part…
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Aug 27 2018
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas coast, voters in Harris County, Texas, approved a $2.5 billion bond…
Aug 23 2018
Adjustable frames enable EZ-Catch1, EZ-Catch2 and EZ-Catch3 to handle your inlet protection needs. These are lightweight products that offer…
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Aug 20 2018
Approximately 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in flooding in the southern India state of Kerala. Officials have called…
Houston set to vote on $2.5 billion flood control bond proposal
Houston set to vote on $2.5 billion flood control bond proposal
Aug 8 2018
The Harris County Flood Control District released a list of projects to be funded by the county’s $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond proposal.…
Flood risk persists across mid-Atlantic coast
Flood risk persists across mid-Atlantic coast
Aug 3 2018
Heavy rains have led to flooding across the mid-Atlantic coast this week and the risk of flash floods will persist into the weekend in coastal…
Secretary Zinke meets with advocates to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Secretary Zinke meets with advocates to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Jul 31 2018
On July 22, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with members of Restore Hetch Hetchy, an environmental group that advocates for draining the Hetch…
Storm water diversion tunnel in north Chicago neighborhood completed
Storm water diversion tunnel in north Chicago neighborhood completed
Jul 26 2018
On July 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut a ceremonial ribbon signaling the completion of the Albany Park Storm Water Diversion Tunnel in a north…
Jul 23 2018
Tropical Depression Son Tinh, Tropical Storm Ampil and Tropical Depression Josie led to flooding and loss of life in Vietnam, China and the…
Louisiana receives flood control funding
Louisiana receives flood control funding
Jul 11 2018
The White House Office of Management and Budget approved $1.4 billion in federal funds for flood protection projects in Louisiana, including the West…
Flooding in Japan leads to 155 deaths as search efforts continue
Flooding in Japan leads to 155 deaths as search efforts continue
Jul 10 2018
At least 155 people have died in western Japan from floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains. While emergency rain warnings have been lifted,…
Thai rescuers save soccer team flooded in cave
Thai rescuers save soccer team flooded in cave
Jul 9 2018
Rescuers have extracted twelve members of a boys soccer team and their coach stranded in a Thailand cave system since June 23. The twelve players and…
Floods in Romania have led to five deaths
Floods in Romania have led to five deaths
Jul 3 2018
Heavy rains have triggered flash flooding in eastern and central Romania. More than 750 people have been rescued from the flood waters and at least…
Webinar to address green infrastructure in Champaign, Ill.
Webinar to address green infrastructure in Champaign, Ill.
Jul 3 2018
Registration has opened for the webinar "Improving Campustown: Using Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flooding." Rick Hitchcock, senior principal,…
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Jul 2 2018
The Las Vegas Flood Control District announced plans to build an $11.16 million storm drain in North Las Vegas. The drains will be a part of a larger…
Managing editor reflects on Hurricane Maria and the upcoming hurricane season
Managing editor reflects on Hurricane Maria and the upcoming hurricane season
Jun 29 2018
With a grand entrance, the 2018 hurricane season arrived. Actually, it arrived a little early. Hurricane season technically begins June 1, but at the…
Santa Barbara, Calif., adopts new flood map
Santa Barbara, Calif., adopts new flood map
Jun 25 2018
On June 19, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt updated maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that show…
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