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Framework for STEPP Initiative Released

August 5, 2016 - in Stormwater, Water

In July, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) initiative crossed a milestone with the release of a document that provides recommendations on potential program design components. The document, Framework for a National…

Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Underground Water Treatment Facility

July 1, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Wastewater

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works to break ground today on a new underground…

Stormwater Storage Important Component of New U.S. Bank Stadium

Minneapolis, Minn.— - U.S. Bank Stadium is a fixed-roof stadium being constructed in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project is the new home…

Rainwater Harvesting and Make Up Water: The Why, When, and How

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) stores rainwater for reuse to supply non-potable uses like irrigation, wash water, toilet flushing, and laundry.  During long dry periods the demand will drain the storage cistern down to a critical level where the pressurization…

UTA Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

D.J. Seo wants you to be his eyes on the weather – and more specifically to be watching for flash floods. The University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of civil engineering has launched a new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage…

Don’t Lose Your LID—Learn These Lessons for Effective Stormwater Drainage

May 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

The concept of stormwater management under Low-Impact Development (LID) is fairly simple: it’s based on how nature handles rainfall in an undisturbed environment of meadows and woods. Nature works with simple concepts such as rainfall interception by the…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million for Repairs to Roads Throughout Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands…

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. This has major implications for existing stormwater infrastructure, particularly…

Floods and Coastal Erosion May Expose Contents of UK Landfills, Study Finds

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). There are 1264 historic coastal landfill sites in England and Wales, all of which…

The EPA Proposes Updated Rules for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities

Stormwater discharges from construction activities can significantly impact water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals and transport them to nearby storm sewer systems or directly…