stormwater Articles

  • What is stormwater?

    Stormwater runoff, water that isn’t absorbed into the ground after a weather event, is a potential water source that cities across the world have struggled with for decades. Why is coping with it such a challenge? Whether the precipitation is water or ice, its addition to the environment can be a problem, especially when a lot of it falls in a short amount of time. When this occurs in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Paving Success with Stormwater

    Chuck Taylor lives for rain. Sure, he’s heard the comments about not having enough sense about his habit of standing outside during a downpour. His preference for rain isn’t that this contractor enjoys the smell of wet clothing. Taylor’s fascination with inclement weather comes from the satisfaction while seeing his company’s workmanship ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • Evaluation of stormwater BMPs for implementing industrial stormwater permitting strategy

    This study assesses the performance of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) in industrial sectors and their effluent quality to facilitate the development of technology-based numerical effluent criteria. Generally, retention ponds outperform other BMP types for reducing total suspended solids, and media filter and wetland basins outperform other BMPs for metal removal. Detention basins ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An exploratory study of the effects of stormwater pipeline materials on transported stormwater quality

    Implications of three sewer pipe materials (concrete, galvanized corrugated steel, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)) for stormwater quality were explored in laboratory experiments, in which three types of stormwater, SW1–SW3, were circulated in 0.5 m long sewer pipe sections. SW1 and SW2 represented synthetic rainwater, without and with fine street sediment added (CTSS = 150 mg/L), respectively, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergency Stormwater Pumping Station

    Two electric drive 8 inch pumps - BBA model BA180E D328 - are installed at a stormwater pumping station in Spartanburg, SC. The requirements were 5,500 GPM @65 Feet TDH and fully auto controlled with soft start and VFD. No risk with all components installed safe ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Lake Lenexa Stormwater Management Project

    Using cutting-edge technologies to significantly upgrade wastewater treatment in coastal areas, B&V Water helped Southern Water keep pace with the requirements of new UK and EU legislation. B&V Water took an innovative approach to turn stormwater management into a recreational park in Lenexa, Kansas, and offer communities globally a successful integrated stormwater strategy. As ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Stormwater and lamella settlers: efficiency and reality

    ABSTRACTTwo settling devices treating rainwater from urban drainage areas and equipped with secondary sludge treatment were monitored over a period exceeding one year. The two devices differ in their design and in the quantity and quality of effluents received. Full analyses over approximately 30 mean samples of the intake and discharge effluents allowed judgment of the mean efficiency of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stormwater treatment area 3/4

    Restore the Everglades That's the task the Florida Legislature set for the South Florida Water Management District. But how? Decades of development had eliminated the sheet flow of water from Lake Okeechobee. Densely populated cities and a 700,000-acre agricultural area, drained by 1,500 miles of canals and levees, now lay between the lake and the Everglades. Wetlands have disappeared. ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Stormwater Solids Reduction for NPDES Permits

    Finally obtaining a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit is often a relief but is by far not the end of the story. Meeting the requirements of that permit often proves to be quite difficult and stiff fines are freely doled out to those who fail to meet regulatory limits. For one Midwest jet propulsion manufacturing facility, the issue of total daily solids discharge ...

  • Don’t Forget about Stormwater Management

    Whether you’re an industrial maintenance manager or retail store manager, one of your many responsibilities may be to keep your property compliant with environmental rules and regulations. From waste management to vapor intrusion, the multitude of compliance-related issues can be daunting.It therefore comes as no surprise that for most retailers, the issue of stormwater management has not always ...

  • Maintenance of a Rainstore3 Stormwater Storage Chamber

    Invisible Structures, Inc. recommends that stormwater be pretreated prior to discharging into the chambers to avoid foreign matter accumlation inside the chamber. This can be accomplished by a variety of techniques or products. Some examples are: Short Term Storage (Detention Basin) “Zero” maintenance – the Preferred Method: Use a ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Experience with Local Stormwater Management Programs

     ABSTRACT Local stormwater management programs have traditionally been operated and funded as a function of general government. Increasing requirements to deal with wet weather water quality problems and the devastating impact of flooding have led to increased efforts to expand organizational responsibilities and the need for new and dedicated funding. To provide a cross section of ...

  • Synergistic benefits between stormwater management measures and a new pricing system for stormwater in the City of Hamburg

    Hamburg is a growing metropolitan city. The increase in sealed surfaces of about 0.36% per year and the subsequent increased runoff impacts on the city's wastewater infrastructure. Further potential risks to the drainage infrastructure arise also from effects of climate change, e.g. increased intensity and frequency of heavy rainfalls. These challenges were addressed in the Rain InfraStructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flow characteristics of individual lot stormwater detention

    In this paper the flow characteristics of stormwater are analyzed as it travels from a roof gutter down-pipe and the turbulent flow generated on entering an individual lot on-site stormwater detention (OSD) unit beneath a residential carport. Comparison was made between a full-scale model and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to determine the flow characteristics. These modular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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. ...

  • Trends in rainfall intensity for stormwater designs in Ontario

    The intensities of short-duration rainfall events are fundamental inputs to the design of stormwater management infrastructure. However, since stormwater infrastructure must function as designed for many decades, if there are long-term trends in rainfall intensities, design storms need to be modified. Evidence demonstrates, using data from 13 rain gauges in Ontario, that storm intensities ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stormwater Channel Embankment Protection - Case study

    City's Relocation and Floodplain Management Project Included Embankment Protection at Culvert Outflows Appteton, Wisconsin -- The GEORUNNER flow protection mats, manufactured by local Appleton company, Presto Geosystems, was employed as additional embankment stability on the channel alignment project. The Apple Creek Relocation and Floodplain Management Project includes ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Inclined Plate Settlers to Treat Stormwater Solids

    ABSTRACTIt has been well-documented that, in stormwater runoff, many of the problem pollutants are associated with the particulate fraction. Past characterization of urban runoff and source contributions has shown the following: (a) soil disturbance increased the TSS and turbidity in the runoff; and (b) correlations were observed between TSS and particulate runoff concentrations of chromium, ...

  • Hybrid filtration method for pre-treatment of stormwater

    In this study the hybrid filtration process (combining fibre filter with deep bed dual media filtration) was investigated as pre-treatment to stormwater. This process was investigated in-terms of reduction in turbidity, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), colour, headloss development across the filters, suspended solids removal, organic matter removal, nutrients and heavy matter (such as iron, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retrofitting an Existing Stormwater System to Meet Numerical Effluent Limits - Stormwater Management at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    ABSTRACTOwned and operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) is the 28th busiest airport in the world. A Section 401 Water Quality Certification was issued to the Port to allow its expansion projects to proceed. This certification required existing portions of the airport be retrofitted to meet current stormwater standards. In addition, the Port’s renewed NPDES ...

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