stormwater inspection Articles

  • Stormwater Management for Urban Environments

    IntroductionElmhurst College, a hundred-thirty-five year old private learning institution, is proceeding with a campus redevelopment project that will include a one hundred seventy bed residence hall. In addition, the college continues to be a role model for sustainable site design and an educational resource for both students and the community.The need for additional housing, due to ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • 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. ...

  • Seven Maintenance Considerations for Stormwater Filtration Systems

    All stormwater BMP’s will require maintenance at some time or time interval. Long-term maintenance costs and maintainability are very important considerations. Here are some other things you should consider when discussing maintenance of your stormwater filtration system. 1. Evaluate availability of maintenance contracting. It is the nature of filters to occlude with ...

  • Underground Water Tanks: Understanding the installation process is the first step in safety inspections

    Underground storage tanks are increasingly becoming essential components of building projects, driven by rising interest in on-site rainwater and graywater collection and reuse. As a result, building officials may need to expand their expertise to include these products and their components. Some safety inspection work is obvious; for instance, checking that the installer or project owner ...


    By Xerxes Corporation

  • Twenty Years of Combating FOG and Tree Roots: Lessons Learned by the City of Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    The wastewater and stormwater collection system in the City of Edmonton Alberta, Canada serves a population of over 700,000 and services an area of approximately 700 km2 (270 square miles). Drainage Services of the Asset Management and Public Works Department is responsible for the management of the wastewater and stormwater infrastructure in the City of Edmonton. The collection system consists ...

  • Storm Water Plan Case Study

    Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all include maintenance garages, diesel and gasoline ...

  • A technical guide to complying with Federal SPCC Regulations

    Let’s start by clarifying what SPCC is not since SPCC does overlap other Federal and State environmental regulations. SPCC is not: NPDES – Permits under NPDES, such as stormwater or water discharge permits, are required to discharge pollutants into the “navigable waters of United States.” While it is never permitted to discharge “oil” into any waters of the US, there is some overlap with NPDES in ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • Are we still protecting the environment?

    Growing public awareness and concern for controlling water pollution led to enactment of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. As amended in 1977, this law became commonly known as the Clean Water Act. Since its inception we have seen the evolution of Stormwater Best Management Practices to meet the demands of treatment and pretreatment of stormwater runoff from the roof ...


    By Environment 21, LLC

  • Whittier in Frederick, Maryland - Storm Water Treatment Underground Systems Meet Regulatory Requirements

    The Assisted Living Project at Whittier in Frederick, M.D. is a 6.3 acre retirement community situated next to Whittier Lake. Planned by Fox & Associates, it included special design considerations for a cost-effective and attractive means of treating stormwater. To detail the Whittier site, it is comprised of a retirement assisted living facility which is 19,151 sq. ft., a retirement medical ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Funding Time Is Running Out. We Can Help Make The Most Of Your Spending.

    The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Through the CWWF, $569.5 million is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Province of Ontario is cost-matching contributions up to a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Power to Separate

    Gravity separators are effective and economical tools used to process wastewater and stormwater by removing pollutants such as sediment, hydrocarbons and debris through the process of sedimentation or flotation. Most separators have few or no moving parts, are easy to maintain and have a successful history of use in many different industrial, commercial and residential applications. Specifying ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Atlanta upgrades to InfoWorks CS to aid environmental program

    The City of Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, has purchased InfoWorks CS to help it meet stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia State Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requirements for discharge of its wastewaters to the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee, one of the smallest rivers in the US supplying a metropolitan area, provides 80% of the city’s water needs. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

    Why Your Railroad Facility Needs One and What to do About It Did you know that that railroad facilities are subject to the Clean Water Act? This includes requirements to have a ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Asset Management Condition Assessment for Stockton: To Test or Not To Test

    ABSTRACTTo help ensure assets are maintained to high standards, a 20-year service contact between the City of Stockton and OMI/Thames Water required a condition assessment of all managed assets. Due to the size and complexity of the system, it was not possible to test all assets as part of the condition assessment. A methodology was developed to prioritize assets to be subjected to further ...

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Problem Solved: Environmental Exposures Revealed & Resolved by using the One-Stop Environmental Resource Tool

    One-Stop Environmental Resource Tool for: Wastewater Contract Consulting & Management, Wastewater Cost Analysis – Business Analysis and Reduction Guarantee, Wastewater Treatment Improvement – Inspect and Sample, Wastewater Recommendations – ...

  • Springfield refines CSO plan with InfoWorks CS

    With the aid of InfoWorks CS, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) has been able to find a cost-effective and environmentally-sustainable alternative to a proposed CSO relief project. Springfield is in south-western Massachusetts, New England, and is the area’s major urban center and largest community. The Connecticut River, one of the state’s key waterways, forms its western border. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Bringing Life To The Dead – How Halifax Water Unlocked The Value Of Valve Inoperability

    Wachs Water Services recently gave the Canadian municipal water sector an impressive demonstration of how their unique approach, field experience and mechanical advantage could coax non-functioning valves back to operational life. Halifax Water recently found itself in a jubilant mood after freeing up a significant amount of dollars originally earmarked for valve replacement within its ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Numbers Speak Volumes: Water Distribution Assessment Increases System Operability To 84 Percent

    This large Midwest utility maintains and operates water collection, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems and stormwater management systems for its residential, business and wholesale customers in the region. To ensure the accessibility and quality of water services to meet the growing needs of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

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