Standards & Regulations

Regulations at the federal, state and local levels aim to reduce pollution in waterways from storm water runoff. Staying current with regulatory requirements such as NPDES permits and SWPPPs, along with state and local storm water and erosion control guidelines, keeps construction sites in compliance.
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The standard granule size of the media is 0.6 to 2 mm.
The standard granule size of the media is 0.6 to 2 mm.
Jul 2 2019
The process of galvanizing to prevent rust and increase the lifetime of steel was developed in France in 1837. Galvanized roofs are widely used on…
Jul 2 2019
During the early planning stages of a project, developers often question how much of their parcel needs to be designated for storm water management.…
Jul 2 2019
The ponds and lakes around the greater Houston, Texas, area add a beautiful dimension to the communities and to the city as a whole. While these…
Jun 11 2019
The Water Systems Council (WSC) and the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) filed an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in a case currently…
May 22 2019
The Androscoggin Valley Stormwater Working Group is working with local volunteers in Auburn, Maine, for cleaner and safer waters. According to the…
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…
May 9 2019
The Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Stormwater Institute released the results of a survey entitled the National Municipal Separate Storm Sewer…
Jan 28 2019
The state of Illinois’ floodplain regulations needed to be simpler to read, easier to understand and less bureaucratic to encourage sound floodplain…
May 1 2018
Other than getting rained out, you may ask, what is the connection between storm water and baseball? For many years now, the storm water industry and…
Jan 26 2018
Confusion and uncertainty over what waterbodies are and are not subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more…
Jan 26 2018
On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that challenges to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule should be heard by federal district courts,…
Oct 17 2017
The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River. In March 2017, the city released…
Sep 14 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of…
Aug 10 2017
Figure 1. Process for calculating pollutant control credits In late 2015, a new Municipal Stormwater Permit was issued for San Diego, Riverside and…
Aug 3 2017
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced it is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing and updating the ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well…
Jun 6 2017
Facilities, whether industrial, commercial or construction sites, must comply with many storm water quality standards and permits. The best method to…
May 30 2017
Redi-Rock Intl. announced the approval of the first American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard specification for large wetcast…
May 10 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released three new standards that update guidelines for storm water impoundments, as well as updated…
Mar 1 2017
In the thick of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump seems to be making good on his promise to curb regulations. This time, he's…
Sep 7 2016
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The draft provides important, additional…
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