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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Mississippi state receives flood control funding from USACE
Mississippi state receives flood control funding from USACE
Jun 20 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a plan that includes nearly $56 million for Mississippi water projects, including wastewater…
FEMA approves funding for Houston home buyouts and flood control
FEMA approves funding for Houston home buyouts and flood control
Jun 7 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $25.6 million from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to help the Harris County Flood…
Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
May 31 2018
On May 30, the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto hit Chicago, causing record levels of rainfall and substantial flooding. 7.64 in. of rain were…
Hurricane Maria's death toll may be larger than anticipated
Hurricane Maria's death toll may be larger than anticipated
May 30 2018
A new Harvard study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that at least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The…
Subtropical Storm Alberto floods Florida
Subtropical Storm Alberto floods Florida
May 29 2018
On May 28, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. The storm reached maximum sustained winds of 45 mph when it made…
Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
May 25 2018
Over the past decade, municipalities that own or operate a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) have faced a trend of expanding MS4 permits…
Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
The restored stable stream included an armored channel, pool and riffle grade control, and gentle side slopes.
May 25 2018
Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has…
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
May 16 2018
Restroom pipes in the John P. Holt Brentwood Library of Brentwood, Tenn., have been dumping sewage into a storm drain that empties into the Little…
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
May 16 2018
Severe storms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have caused flooding and claimed five lives. The storms tore through the East Coast May 15…
Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
May 15 2018
On May 14, spring rains brought flooding and nickel-sized hail to the Chicago area. Lake County, Ill., experienced standing water and basement…
Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
May 14 2018
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for multiple eastern Washington counties impacted by flooding. Following the…
New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
May 14 2018
The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium released a report stating that many Harris County, Texas, watersheds do no have adequate flood…
May 10 2018
On May 9, Patel Dam in Nakura County, Kenya, burst and killed at least 27 people, leaving dozens unaccounted for. This latest incident raises the…
Apr 26 2018
Florida has provided the first of two $50 million grants to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike…
Apr 17 2018
On April 14, heavy rains led to flooding, mudslides and evacuations in Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the…
Apr 12 2018
Houston officials have launched a campaign to put up two dozen billboards urging residents to buy flood insurance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.…
Apr 10 2018
A new study, published in Nature International Journal of Science, found that Mississippi River flooding is worse now than any other time in the past…
Apr 6 2018
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) commissioned the first major component of the DC Clean Rivers Program ahead of the…
Apr 4 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has made progress on a $156 million storm water management project in Kansas City, Mo. Now in the final…
Mar 26 2018
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is implementing a solution known as the Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy (LMCPR), designed…
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