storm drain line Articles

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Alternatives for Finding Illicit Discharges to Stormwater Systems

    ABSTRACT Provisions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for stormwater discharges require that permits for municipal separate storm sewers systems (MS4s) shall include a requirement to effectively prohibit problematic non-storm water discharges into storm sewers. Emphasis is placed on the elimination of inappropriateconnections to urban storm drains. ...

  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)

    Storm water is the result of rain or snow melt that collects in an area that can drain from into a nearby body of waters such as a lake or river. The water can collect on roof tops, parking lots, saturated ground, roads, etc. The problem is that many of the pollutants of our modern living such as oil, grease, pesticides, sediment, salt, and animal waste are washed away within the storm water and ...

  • Challenges of Modeling a Tidal Influence Conveyance System, a Seattle, Washington Case Study

    Hydraulic modeling of a drainage basin usually involves system representation of a network that flows either by gravity downhill or a force main via an outfall to a receiving water body or a treatment plant. And calibration of such a system is usually straight forward. Occasionally, engineers encounter a “City of New Orleans” type of conveyance system, where most of the storm drain network is ...

  • Amplification of Indicator Bacteria in Organic Debris on Southern California Beaches

    INTRODUCTION Certain recreational beaches in southern California frequently exceed state water quality standards for indicator bacteria (total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus). In San Diego County, two sites have been particularly problematic: Mission Bay, a large coastal embayment; and Dog Beach at the mouth of the San Diego River. Recent studies designed to investigate sources of ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Relining with corrugated steel pipe, Mississauga, ON

    Owner: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Consultant: Morrison Hershfield Contractor: Underground Services Limited Location: Mississauga, Ontario With over 320,000 vehicles per day the intersection of Highways 401, 403 and 410 in Mississauga, Ontario, is one of the busiest in North America. At the same location can be ...


    By Armtec

  • The Amplification of Indicator Bacteria Occurring as a Result of Kelp Mound Incubation Along a Protected Beach in Southern California

     ABSTRACT Pacific Beach Point (PB Point) in La Jolla, CA, has frequently exceeded state water quality standards for indicator bacteria. As a result, studies were designed to investigate bacterial transport mechanisms and possible bacterial amplification occurring within the extensive kelp mounds found along the beach wrack line. Investigations thus far have shown that the wrack line acts as ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • How do You Know When You Need Commercial Plumbers

    In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Investigation and risk assessment of a diesel leak: confidential

    Project: Emergency Investigation of a Fuel Leak Client: Confidential infrastructure management company Services: Rapid site characterisation and risk assessment Summary: Detailed risk assessment was used to quantify the environment risks pose by a fuel leak and avoid unnecessary remediation ESI was commissioned to ...

  • Macomb county emergency repair case study

    Sinkhole Repaired in Michigan Township Clinton Township, like most communities, can provide us with case studies in evolving infrastructure needs. On July 22, 1782, more than a year before the American Revolutionary War ended, the first settlement was founded on the site of present-day Clinton Township, Mich., near the Clinton River. The lower bluff, which is close to the river, ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Got deteriorating asbestos cement water mains?

    Asbestos has come to be one of the most feared words and materials in the world. Yet, in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, more than 600,000 miles of asbestos cement– also called transite – used for its light weight, corrosion resistance, rigidity, ease of handling and installation was installed to handle water throughout the United States. Applications included potable water mains, storm ...

  • Determination of Fecal Coliform Loading and its Impact on River Water Quality for TMDL Development

    ABSTRACTThe reach of Red River of the North flowing through the Cities of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN has been impaired due to the fecal coliform. Analyses of water quality samples and rainfall data showed that high coliform concentration in the river was related to rain events, and runoffs from the urban areas are major sources of fecal coliform contamination. To determine the fecal coliform ...

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Pumping Up Safety, Efficiency and A Smarter Design

    The Opportunity The Progress Energy’s Lee Plant, located in Goldsboro, N.C., originally enlisted nine vertical sump pumps within the plant as yard drain pumps – pumps that have motors that are located above the pump and a line shaft that extends down into the length of the sump – whereas the pump is actually at the bottom of the sump. The pumps were enlisted to remove ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Implementing an offline storage facility for Washington, D.C. suburbs in InfoWorks CS

    Wallingford Software’s InfoWorks CS solution has been used to enable the optimization of an offline storage facility to meet strict requirements for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) Rock Creek sewer basin sanitary system. The WSSC is the largest water and wastewater utility in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, providing services to 1.6 million residents of Montgomery and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Arcane Groundwater problem plagues commercial district

    It was in 1995, when new storm water drains were being put in along the Beach street extension in Vineyard Haven, that Eric Anderson first learned of the serious contamination of the groundwater under his property. He and several other landholders in the area were required by state environmental authorities to begin an extensive program of sampling to find out the source of the pollution, with a ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

  • Climate change: More intense rains could swamp Chicago`s aging sewers

    In a city built on a swamp, where rainstorms already flood basements and force sewage into Lake Michigan and local streams, climate change could make Chicago's chronic water pollution woes even worse. Researchers hired by Mayor Richard Daley's office estimate that intense rainfall will happen more frequently in the not-so-distant future because of warming global temperatures, challenging the ...

  • Stormwater drainage analysis and design in Victoria, Australia

    Untitled Document Victoria, Australia Wallingford Software's ...


    By Innovyze

  • Super Size My Stormwater Treatment System, Please!

    Many municipalities have vast areas of developed impervious acreage from which stormwater drains without any form of treatment. These drainage systems were designed decades ago, predating regulatory requirement for nonpoint source pollution control. Every year pollutants from these sites discharge high levels of sediment, nutrients, trash, and heavy metals into local waters, impairing usage, ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

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