stormwater control design News

  • 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.

  • CONTECH Stormwater Solutions Announces New Stormwater Detention Design Software

    West Chester, Ohio - CONTECH Stormwater Solutions is pleased to announce a new online tool for designing your own underground detention system. The DYODS™ (Design Your Own Detention System) software easily guides stormwater design professionals through the design of their underground stormwater detention projects. The new DYODS makes it easy to design the best detention system for any site. The ...


  • Maryland Passes Tough Stormwater Runoff Controls

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (ENS) - Maryland has enacted a law that sets higher standards for new development to reduce the polluted runoff that washes off parking lots, roofs, and roads, to end up damaging streams and polluting the Chesapeake Bay. The Stormwater Management Act of 2007 was signed into law April 24 by Governor Martin O’Malley along with 172 other bills. It ...

  • EPA acts to strengthen stormwater pollution controls in guam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to require all dischargers of urban stormwater in Guam to obtain permits to control pollution in runoff from urbanized areas of the island. Today’s action designates all current and future municipal stormwater sources in Guam to follow Clean Water Act permitting requirements. Municipal stormwater is a leading cause of water ...

  • Cost effective stormwater control in existing tanks

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant. Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues.   Biowater’s ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Warning! Beware of Stormwater Product!

    Warning about stormwater insert being sold under the trademark “SafeDrain” In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water pan that aided in spill control. This storm water pollution prevention design, while being very effective at containment, has ...

  • 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. ...


  • Announcing the WEFTEC Stormwater Congress

    Announcing the Inaugural Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC 2013 WEF’s Stormwater Congress will maximize networking opportunities for stormwater professionals and facilitate participation in high-quality programming dedicated to stormwater-related issues. Attendees will be exposed to coverage on cutting-edge issues such as changing regulations and policies, climate change impacts, stream ...

  • Hydro International adds maintenance services for stormwater control portfolio

    Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced plans to expand its service portfolio to offer maintenance contracts for its stormwater control implementations. Hydro has reached a deal to subcontract its stormwater maintenance support services to ...


  • Black & Veatch selected to design $244 million deep rock tunnel to combat sewer and stormwater overflows

    tunnel can provide cleaner and healthier waterways in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio – Planning is now underway for a $244 million, 1.2-mile tunnel system, pump station and enhanced high-rate treatment facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, that could reduce the mixture of sewage and stormwater that enters local waterways, improving the quality of life for the more than 2 million people living in the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Florida stormwater management inspectors flood Granite Environmental

    Five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors beef up Granite Environmental, giving them a grand total seven certified in-house inspectors! For two full days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3. Hal Lundsford, of the Department of Environmental ...

  • National Stormwater Calculator was updated on January 29, 2014

    EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, ...

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

    Water protection experts will gather in Myrtle Beach August 18 - 22 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2013 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

     Water protection experts will gather in Denver August 19 - 23 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2012 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • North Georgia Developer Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations

    Cannon Place, LLC (Cannon Place) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged stormwater violations at its construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road in Cumming, Ga. As part of this settlement, Cannon Place agreed to pay a civil penalty of $110,253. Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), owners and general contractors at construction sites of one acre and ...

  • Kansas City faces $3.6bn sewer and stormwater upgrade

    A new Kansas City government task force began meeting this month to determine exactly how the city is going to cover the $3.6 billion cost of an urgently needed new sewer and stormwater system. Over the next six months, the task force, appointed by Mayor Mark Funkhouser, must determine how much to increase taxes and fees and whether to use bonds or other funding methods to pay for the largest ...

  • Grants recipient list released for stormwater projects

    In its latest effort to preserve and improve the health of vital waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency will bestow grants totaling over $800,000 to 17 organizations from Pennsylvania to Southern Virginia through the partnership’s annual “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” (G3) program. The grant, which funds implementation of ...

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

    Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21–25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, ...


  • 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 ...

  • New biodegradable products for treating stormwater runoff launched

    Construction contractors and managers of industrial sites finally have an affordable and completely environmentally responsible resource to meet today’s stringent discharge standards thanks to ChitoVan™LC, an innovative product launched nationally today by Cascade EcoSolutions. The announcement came at StormCon, the World’s Largest Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, August 3-7, in ...

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