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Given the dynamic nature of solids loads in storm water runoff and the fact that storm water isn’t always well mixed, obtaining a representative sample to analyze is easier said than done. 
Given the dynamic nature of solids loads in storm water runoff and the fact that storm water isn’t always well mixed, obtaining a representative sample to analyze is easier said than done. 
May 7 2020
Nearly twenty years ago, when I was cutting my teeth in a storm water research and development laboratory, the debate over the most appropriate…
Two Contech hydrodynamic separators were used in this infrastructure project in New York when engineers needed a treatment solution to treat 15.42 acres of impervious area.
Two Contech hydrodynamic separators were used in this infrastructure project in New York when engineers needed a treatment solution to treat 15.42 acres of impervious area.
May 4 2020
The East Side Access mega project is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States. The project…
An industry professional shares how businesses can help each other instead of being competitors in business.
An industry professional shares how businesses can help each other instead of being competitors in business.
Apr 15 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the fact that we are well and truly in this together. As a community this is illustrated…
Jan 3 2020
Oil changes. Gutter cleaning. Annual doctor appointments. These are all forms of maintenance that most people would likely agree are necessary to…
Oct 29 2019
Have you ever counted your blessings as you pay your utility bill? I moved to the Portland, Ore., area from the Southeast nearly 20 years ago, and…
Imagine a Day Without Water, which is Oct. 23, challenges all to think about what their life would look like without access to water.
Imagine a Day Without Water, Oct. 23, challenges all to think about what their life would look like without access to water.
Oct 23 2019
During the second week of September 2017, it was evident that a hurricane was coming toward Florida.  I happened to live in Sarasota, Fla., at 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…
Building resilient best management practice toolkits for storm water management
Building resilient best management practice toolkits
Jan 3 2019
Jurisdictions are struggling to make their infrastructure more resilient in light of challenges such as recurrent flooding, higher intensity and…
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Source: Vancouver Watersheds Alliance. Artist: Jamie Lutz.
Oct 4 2018
We have all heard the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees,” but when is the last time you can remember it applying to yourself? As a storm…
Jul 9 2018
Have you ever repeated this lesson to yourself from the famous fable of The Tortoise and The Hare? The main takeaway being that consistent,…
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…
Mar 8 2018
Several 2017 storm water issues are carrying over to 2018. They include implementing the U.S. EPA’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4)…
Jan 11 2018
As I was recently doing some baking with my son, I realized just how important it is to follow a recipe precisely. Who knew exchanging salt for sugar…
Oct 30 2017
You have heard about the environmental and regulatory reasons that total suspended solids (TSS) should matter to an industrial site and also seen…
Oct 17 2017
Last week, SWS, Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD), and Water Quality Products (WQP) editors traveled to Houston to speak with water professionals…
Oct 9 2017
Oh, storm water treatment performance lab testing, your time-consuming, methodical steps make me want to pull my hair out. You often leave me with…
Sep 21 2017
Image: Onsite stockpiles potentially contributing TSS to storm water. Unfortunately, total suspended solids (TSS) in storm water discharges come from…
Aug 15 2017
Total suspended solids (TSS) problems? Unfortunately, it is everywhere. However, if you are dealing with TSS issues on your industrial site, there…
Jul 25 2017
I had an interesting sequence of thoughts after watching my 12-year old daughter chat with a friend on her cell phone about a music video they were…
Jul 17 2017
Last month, I talked about how “Training Is Not an Option, It Is a Requirement,” and two of the keys to making a training session successful are 1)…
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