stormwater collection News

  • Reducing stormwater damage

    When an area is changing from rural to urban, city planners try to measure the impact of development on a whole host of 'quality of life' factors. What will happen to traffic patterns? Will the community need new schools? Who will provide water and sewer services, with how much capacity? These are tough questions, but they are measureable. On the other hand, the pressure of urbanization on ...

  • Support for wastewater and stormwater systems

    The City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has chosen InfoSWMM software as its advanced sanitary sewer and stormwater modeling and design solution. The decision helps the city leverage its investment in ArcGIS technology from ESRI (Redlands, CA) by giving it the most technologically advanced GIS-centric software platform available for managing and operating its wastewater and stormwater systems. ...


  • Blue Roofs for Stormwater Control

    BOSTON - On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, spoke from the roof of P.S. 118 in Queens on technologies that the City will be considering to reduce stormwater flow impacts to wastewater treatment plants.  One of the technologies, blue roofs, uses site-specific retention systems to ...


    By GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc.

  • Innovyze Releases InfoNet Generation V15.5, Offering Comprehensive Asset Management for Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Stormwater Networks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet Generation V15.5, a comprehensive set of smart asset performance and condition modeling applications for water, wastewater, and storm water networks. The latest release significantly extends key features and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Releases InfoNet Generation V17, Offering Comprehensive Asset Management for Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Stormwater Networks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet Generation V17, a comprehensive set of smart asset performance and condition modeling applications for water, wastewater, and storm water networks. The latest release ...


    By Innovyze

  • Bigger and better Stormwater BMP database

    There is no end to the creativity in stormwater management programs. A newly designed website now makes it much easier for stormwater professionals to evaluate best management practices (BMPs), to make sure that their creativity produces an effective and reliable system. Improvements in the International Stormwater BMP Database were recently unveiled ...

  • Settlement with Revere, Mass. addresses wastewater, stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Revere, Mass. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage overflows into the environment from its wastewater collection system and separate storm sewer system. The City has estimated that it will spend approximately US$50 million to address these illegal discharges. Revere will also pay a civil penalty of ...

  • Boeing Fined for Stormwater Runoff to Los Angeles River

    LOS ANGELES, California, September 27, 2007 (ENS) - Allowing stormwater runoff and wastewater discharges with elevated levels of chromium, dioxin, lead, mercury and other pollutants to enter a tributary of the Los Angeles River has cost the Boeing Company $471,190 in fines issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The penalties were for 79 violations of ...

  • Stormwater management conversation hits Minnesota airwaves

    After a 20-cm (8-in.) rainstorm — more than an average month’s worth of rain for the area — led to rampant flooding across central and southern Minnesota on the night of Aug. 11, the problem of managing stormwater came to the forefront of public attention and hit the airwaves on public radio. Identifying the problem A week and many more minor ...

  • Washington State Targets Metals in Industrial Stormwater Permit

    The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting public comments through January 10, 2008 on a revised permit that will reduce the concentration of toxic metals allowed in stormwater runoff from industrial sites. Introduced on Wednesday, the Industrial Stormwater General Permit permit targets copper, zinc, other metals and silt. Copper and zinc are harmful even at relatively low concentrations ...

  • EPA Orders Pennsylvania Municipalities to Improve Stormwater Management

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in north central and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater. EPA issued the orders to augment Pennsylvania’s efforts to ensure effective stormwater management programs are in place to improve water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake ...

  • Two-Dimensional hydrodynamic stormwater and overland flow modeling

    InfoSWMM 2D is a geospatial modeling solution for building and analysing comprehensive 2D models that simulate urban stormwater, sanitary sewers, river flooding and pollutant transport. The application allows engineers to accurately model two-dimensional (2D) above-ground urban and rural flooding combined with the power of one-dimensional (1D) hydraulic and water quality sewer systems analysis - ...


  • EPA Cites 14 Municipalities for Stormwater Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited 14 municipalities in Pennsylvania and Maryland for stormwater violations, nine of which are within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “EPA, in partnership with the states, is taking clear steps to protect the water quality of local streams and rivers,” said Jon M. Capacasa, director of the Water Protection Division for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region. ...

  • Palo Alto eyes new ways to manage stormwater

    Embracing the concept of green stormwater infrastructure management, the city of Palo Alto, Calif., hopes to undertake a massive effort to revamp its crumbling storm drain system. The decision will go beyond simply more pumps and collection lines to encompass an entirely different way of viewing stormwater. Palo Alto Department of Public Works (DPW) officials worry that the current ...

  • Washington state drafts rainwater collection rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Aberdeen, where the fourth in a series of workshops being held around the state is ...

  • Middlesex Water Company Subsidiary to Manage Avalon Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Systems

    The Borough of Avalon, NJ has awarded a new management contract to Middlesex Water Company for the operation of the Borough's water and sewer utility. The contract begins on July 1, 2012 and runs through June 2022. Middlesex Water Company will replace the New Jersey American Water Company as the management company responsible for the day to day operations of the utility. Middlesex Water ...


  • Stormwater upgrades will help keep Florida`s Naples Bay clean

    The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board has authorized $1.5 million for a city of Naples stormwater improvement project benefiting Naples Bay. The district funds are part of the total $7.7 million effort. The funding will allow the city to implement a broad range of stormwater improvements, including pump station upgrades, storm sewer upgrades, swale restoration, creation of ...

  • US EPA orders San Jose company to comply with stormwater discharge requirements

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a San Jose, Calif. scrap material company to immediately comply with the Clean Water Act at two of its facilities.  The EPA inspected American Metal and Iron’s 11665 Berryessa Rd. facility on Oct. 25 and Dec. 7, and its 1045 Commercial Ct. facility on Dec. 7. During the inspections, the EPA discovered that the Berryessa Road facility failed ...

  • Innovyze Releases SWMMLive: Real-Time Stormwater, Wastewater and Watershed Modeling

    Redrawing the boundaries of collection system modeling, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of SWMMLive for real-time operational forecasting and management of urban drainage ...


    By Innovyze

  • Black & Veatch Survey Provides Insights on Stormwater Infrastructure Investments

    2010 Stormwater Utility Survey shows best management practices in planning, operations and finance OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A valuable knowledge resource for stormwater utilities that includes elements of how to address combined sewer overflows and data related to billing consumers was released today. The results of Black & Veatch’s eighth Stormwater Utility Survey, comes at a time when ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

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