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Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Sep 13 2018
New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a…
Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas
Sep 12 2018
Hurricane Florence is forecast to curve just off of North Carolina’s coast and turn south, hitting South Carolina with the brunt of its Category 4…
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Sep 11 2018
Recent storms and flooding in Wisconsin that began Aug. 17 have caused at least $208.7 million in damage, including $98.2 million in damage to homes…
Dam removal uses drones to monitor sediment movement
Dam removal uses drones to monitor sediment movement
Sep 11 2018
On Sept. 5, the removal of the Bloede Dam from the Lower Patapsco River near Ilchester, Md., began. Researchers from the University of Maryland are…
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Sep 10 2018
Naval Base Kitsap discovered a long-term sewage spill that leaked an estimated 450,000 gal of wastewater into the Puget Sound during the past two…
Hurricane Florence threatens mid-Atlantic coast
Hurricane Florence threatens mid-Atlantic coast
Sep 10 2018
The National Hurricane Center predicted that Hurricane Florence will hit the mid-Atlantic coast late Sept. 13 or early Sept. 14. Most storm models…
Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Sep 7 2018
Storm water runoff was reported flowing from the Foxconn Technology Group construction site in Mount Pleasant, Wis., into the Pike River, following…
Plastic Pipe Institute issues substandard pipe advisory
Plastic Pipe Institute issues substandard pipe advisory
Sep 6 2018
The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) issued a warning about substandard plastic pipe. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that does not comply…
New study finds agricultural runoff led to increase in coral reef pollution in recent years
New study finds agricultural runoff led to increase in coral reef pollution in recent years
Sep 6 2018
A new study by researchers from Southern Cross University found that groundwater pollution containing excess nitrogen has contaminated South Pacific…
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 4, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The storm brought heavy rains and flooding, reaching…
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 3, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods and road closures in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The National Weather Service declared…
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corp., and Nor-Cal Rock…
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Aug 30 2018
A new assessment conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has prompted the U.S.…
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Aug 29 2018
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board voted unanimously to petition Congress to grant the Houma area levee project, part…
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Aug 27 2018
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas coast, voters in Harris County, Texas, approved a $2.5 billion bond…
Hurricane Lane downgrades, yet flooding remains a risk
Hurricane Lane downgrades, yet flooding remains a risk
Aug 24 2018
Updated 9/29/18: Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm and did not make landfall on the Hawaiian islands. The islands experienced…
Business news week 8/19/18 for the storm water industry
Business news week 8/19/18 for the storm water industry
Aug 24 2018
Rainwater Harvesting Training & Certification The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) announced a partnership with ASSE Intl.,…
Hurricane Lane nears Hawaiian islands, bringing flood risk
Hurricane Lane nears Hawaiian islands, bringing flood risk
Aug 23 2018
Hurricane Lane has moved closer to the Hawaiian islands with sustained winds of 145 mph. The storm is expected to pass near or potentially make…
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Aug 21 2018
The city of Tucson, Ariz., has adopted a new policy, called the Green Streets Active Practice Guideline, that requires Tucson Department of…
Florida declares state of emergency for red tide related to storm water runoff
Florida declares state of emergency for red tide related to storm water runoff
Aug 21 2018
On Aug. 13, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven Florida counties impacted by red tide. This red tide was caused by a high…
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