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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…
Potential improvements in St. Albans, Queens, include storm water bump-outs and subsurface storage.
Potential improvements in St. Albans, Queens, include storm water bump-outs and subsurface storage.
Jan 28 2019
Climate change challenges a fundamental principle of storm water management: the assumption of stationarity. Of course Earth’s climate has never been…
StormSensor CEO Erin Rothman installs the system in Jersey City.
StormSensor CEO Erin Rothman installs the system in Jersey City.
Jan 28 2019
Accurately quantifying the problem is one of the biggest challenges to successfully controlling combined sewage overflows (CSOs). The most recent…
The facility reduced concentrations of copper, zinc and total suspended solids in its storm water.
The facility reduced concentrations of copper, zinc and total suspended solids in its storm water.
Jan 28 2019
With growing water quality concerns over the past two decades, industrial storm water permit requirements have become ever more stringent. For more…
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
Jan 28 2019
A storm water facility that outfalls at the top of a hill inevitably will cause erosion. However, there often are several competing priorities during…
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Jan 28 2019
Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC…
Jan 28 2019
C+ The SWS City Report is a year-long project, where SWS and a small committee of industry professionals collaborate to assign grades to the storm…
Jan 28 2019
A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-awaited rule replacing the definitions used to determine what waterbodies are subject to federal…
Jan 28 2019
It has been a big month for water legislation. New revisions have been proposed for the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition. The proposal would…
Dec 17 2018
“Overall, I believe the industry has grown and is getting stronger.”  Diane Smith, president of East Coast Erosion Control, summarized the overall…
Dec 3 2018
When selecting green infrastructure (GI) practices, the more burdensome task of maintenance often is not considered. Premature bypass, delayed drain…
This stretch of highway is most vulnerable to short-term failure due to sea level rise.
This stretch of highway is most vulnerable to short-term failure due to sea level rise.
Dec 3 2018
California is among a handful of coastal states where the department of transportation is actively seeking adaptive strategies for shoreline…
The Nature Discovery Center provides a space for locals to experience and learn about nature.
The Nature Discovery Center provides a space for locals to experience and learn about nature.
Dec 3 2018
Houston’s Nature Discovery Center is a 4-acre park that offers a green oasis in the vast urban expanse of Houston-the fourth most populous city in…
The Spring Lake Improvement District received approximately $1.7 million to improve the capture and treatment of storm water.
The Spring Lake Improvement District received approximately $1.7 million to improve the capture and treatment of storm water
Dec 3 2018
In Sebring, Fla., the Spring Lake Improvement District’s new lake-wetland marsh system expanded the district’s storage capacity and treatment of its…
Dec 3 2018
Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is delighted to honor outstanding industry projects in the annual Top Storm Water & Erosion Control Projects awards…
Dec 3 2018
The storm was a one-in-10-year event, and it could not have come at a worse time. In late 2017, oyster growers in the Pittwater region of Tasmania…
Dec 3 2018
“Climbing!”  This simple safety command signals that a rock climber has started climbing a route. It’s also how I’m starting this editor’s note. I’ve…
Sep 26 2018
In response to an executive order by President Donald Trump, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of the Army formally suspended the Obama-era…
The surface was restored prior to installation by removing rocks and smoothing out the area.
The surface was restored prior to installation by removing rocks and smoothing out the area.
Sep 26 2018
In September 2015, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) found that flood flows were causing erosion of the foundation slope near the columns…
Each clarifier can treat 83.3 mgd.
Each clarifier can treat 83.3 mgd.
Sep 26 2018
In the early morning April 15, 2018, a strong line of storms dropped 2 to 3 in. of rain on the the Washington, D.C., area. Just a few hours later,…
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