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Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
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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...

LID design as an erosion control solutions
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May 25 2018

Today’s engineers are not just taught construction theory, shear strength and soil type. Environmental influences have become a focus of education...

Soil health & biotic soil technologies repair an abandoned mine site
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May 25 2018

For 13 years, an abandoned mine in the Southeast U.S. sat partially barren. A large mining company had worked to revegetate and obtain reclamation...

Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
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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...

Considering best management practices for storm water management
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May 25 2018

When it comes to storm water best management practices (BMPs), crafting and implementing sound policies to ensure they are properly evaluated,...

Discussion on storm water and WOTUS
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May 25 2018

Confusion and uncertainty over what water bodies were subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more than a...

Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
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May 25 2018

“We should have preempted this better.”

Will van der Merwe, managing director for Water Eco Technologies & Treatment (WETT), expressed...

SWS Managing Editor writes on women in engineering
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May 25 2018

I have been on construction sites all my life. I wore my first pair of Timberland work boots and overalls at age four, and have regularly donned...

SWS Managing Editor presents the 2018-2019 storm water source book
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May 24 2018

A new year brings a new Source Book. Welcome to the Storm Water Solutions 2018 - 2019 Source Book, your complete source for the storm water and...

Managing Editor Lauren Baltas welcomes you to the SWS Virtual Expo show guide
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Apr 10 2018

Welcome to the digital world! I am excited to join the SWS Virtual...

Talking points column on the importance of monitoring in storm water projects
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Mar 26 2018

The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website includes more than 600 BMP performance studies. This is a...

Rainwater harvesting saves money in the driest province in Canada
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Mar 26 2018
Storm water funding makes waves in Lexington, Ky.
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Mar 26 2018

Expecting a consent decree, the city of Lexington, Ky., implemented a water quality management fee in 2010. With it, the Stormwater Quality...

Program management system helps CSO project move smoothly
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Mar 26 2018

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is implementing a solution known as the Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy (LMCPR),...

Engineered earth armoring improves spillway & weir in Alabama
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Mar 26 2018

Last year, the water works board of the city of Auburn, Ala., funded a project to build a new spillway and weir at Lake Ogletree, the city’s...

New Chicago Blackhawks facility meets sustainability goals with green roof
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Mar 26 2018

Chicago: where deep-dish pizza, fluctuating temperatures and worshipped sports teams collide. The new MB Ice Arena on the city’s Near West Side...

Managing Editor Lauren Baltas write about coastal flooding
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Mar 26 2018

Blondie said it best: the tide is high—in the Northeast U.S., at least. Residents in the region have dealt with this fact for most of 2018. A...

Expectations for new regulations in 2018
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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...