stormwater permit Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Watershed-Based General Stormwater Permitting

    ABSTRACTThe U.S. EPA and most water resources professionals advocate holistic and adaptive watershed management approaches to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems by encouraging pollution control strategies that are developed through collaborative partnerships within a hydrologic boundary. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the holistic adaptive management approach through ...

  • 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

  • Stormwater: Questions and Answers

    The whole subject of Stormwater is complicated. Here's a chance for you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater . . . and their answers. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit? The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging 'pollutants' through a 'point source' into a 'water of the United States' unless they ...


    By Ben Meadows

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Collaboration as process: a case study of Michigan's watershed permit

    Collaborative watershed management has been heavily promoted and widely implemented to address a variety of natural resource concerns, resulting in the adoption and adaptation of the approach to management by regulatory agencies. Although several characteristics or indicators of success for watershed partnerships have been identified in the literature, these often portray a direct cause and ...


    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. ...

  • Stormwater and Spill Management at an Iron Pipe Foundry in Texas

    ABSTRACTLarge industrial sites have had permits for storm water discharges under the NPDES program of the Clean Water Act since the mid to late 80’s. Recent emphasis has been placed on regulated facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act (40 CFR 112). A large iron pipe foundry in Texas has several storm ...

  • Ecotoxicological characterisation of sediments from stormwater retention basins

    Retention–detention basins are important structures for managing stormwater. However, their long-term operation raises the problem of managing the sediments they accumulate. Potential uses for such sediments have been envisaged, but each sediment must be characterised beforehand to verify its harmlessness. In this paper we address this issue through the development of a battery of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • A Water Quality Modeling Approach to Negotiating NPDES Wastewater Permits

    ABSTRACTJohnson County Wastewater (JCW) of Overland Park, Kansas operates two wastewater treatment plants on Indian Creek, the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin WWTP (MB) and the Tomahawk Creek WWTP (TC), which discharges to Indian Creek about 7 creek miles downstream of the MB discharge location. In 2004, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued draft revisions to the NPDES ...

  • Developing a Stormwater Infrastructure Geospatial Database for a Large Non-Traditional MS4 System

     ABSTRACT The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is a state agency which owns and maintains parks, conservation and watershed land, and roadways. They are regulated as a non-traditional MS4 stormwater municipality under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program. To satisfy the ...

  • Filtration system maximizes valuable land space while meeting stormwater requirements

    Untitled Document Progress Ridge, a 110-acre mixed-use development, is designed around a reclaimed rock quarry on the border between the cities of Beaverton and ...


  • Municipal Stormwater Program Audits in California: Findings and Lessons Learned

    ABSTRACT EPA, with the assistance of Tetra Tech and the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards, has conducted 122 on-site audits of municipal stormwater programs over past six years to assess NPDES permit compliance and program effectiveness. Evaluations consisted of a programmatic review of individual MS4s and an in-field verification of these program elements. The project goals ...

  • The world`s largest stormwater alum treatment facility - in Florida

    Stormwater in the Florida canal system is slow moving.  The green, murky water in the lakes fed by the Apopka-Beauclair canal is caused by an overabundance of algae-feeding compounds, mainly phosphorus, resulting in chronic algal blooms.  The Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) project designed a system to inject aluminum sulface (alum) into the nutrient-laden water in direct proportion ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Passive treatment system helps boatyard meet stormwater benchmarks

    Untitled Document When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatened to put shipyards in the Coos Bay Estuary on the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites, the Charleston ...


  • Radial-flow filtration reduces zinc and toxicity in stormwater from roof runoff

    Untitled Document In the late 1990s, the Puget Sound Regional Council concluded its sole option for expanding commercial aviation capacity was at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. At the ...


  • Shoreline property upgrade saved by Lightweight stormwater solution case study

    Renovating a residential property may be commonplace, however upgrades adjacent to the sensitive Bayou Texar estuary in Pensacola, FL, is a bit more difficult. The estuary is an ecologically sensitive area protected by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The consulting engineer and contractor had a problem; with limited space, how do they keep stormwater on site with the addition ...

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