stormwater run-off News

  • National Association Of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) commends EWG report on agricultural nutrient run-off

    NACWA commends the Environmental Working Group for its report “Troubled Waters: Farm Pollution Threatens Drinking Water”  and for shining the spotlight on the critical public health issues raised by agricultural sources of nutrient pollution.  Nutrient pollution in U.S. surface and ground waters is becoming the ...

  • Puget sound-area developers fined nearly $50,000 for storm water run-off violations (WA)

    Two Puget Sound-area developers have agreed to pay a total of $49,000 for inadequate storm water controls at their construction sites on Whidbey Island and Fox Island. Garco Construction, Inc. of Spokane, Washington and Robert West of Scottsdale, Arizona settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged Clean Water Act violations at construction projects at the U.S. Naval Air ...

  • Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By ASTM International

  • Large flow stormwater separators

    View Our Extensive Line of Products One of the biggest threats to our nation's clean water supply is surface runoff from certain urban and industrial areas. Another major source of groundwater contamination comes from leaking fuel oil and gasoline tanks associated with fueling stations, tank farms and ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Stormwater newsletter premiers today

    Today saw the premier of a new publication designed to keep water quality professionals informed about activities and developments related to the topic of stormwater — a subject of comprehensive and rapidly expanding portfolio at the Water Environment Federation (WEF). ...

  • 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. ...

  • Cleaning up the effects of stormwater with biofilters

    Stormwater in urban areas can have negative effects on both the quantity and quality of surface- and ground-waters. Biofiltration systems are a popular form of water treatment, but information on their performance with stormwater is limited to laboratory studies. This research is the first to evaluate three biofiltration systems in practice. Biofiltration systems (otherwise known as biofilters, ...

  • Advanced stormwater and river modelling and management

    The City of Austin, USA, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modelling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...

  • Advanced stormwater and river modelling and management

    The City of Austin, USA, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modelling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

  • Advanced stormwater and river modeling and management

    The City of Austin, TX, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modeling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

  • City of Knoxville to Sue Knox County Over Stormwater

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - The City of Knoxville has declared its intention to sue Knox County over differences in their stormwater ordinances. The conflict has been brewing for years, but came to a head in late September when country commissioners gave final approval to a new stormwater ordinance. The county agreed in 2001 under the Urban Growth ...

  • Students Compete to Design Green Stormwater Management Systems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is engaging teams of college students to develop green infrastructure system designs to manage stormwater runoff in its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. Registration ends Oct. 3. Stormwater is one of the nation’s most significant challenges to water quality. It pollutes our nation’s streams, rivers and lakes, posing a threat to human ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • EPA re-issues permit for construction site stormwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-issuing a stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP), which expired July 1, 2008, for a two-year time period. The permit will apply only where EPA is the permitting authority, which is in five states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Idaho and Alaska); Washington, D.C.; most territories; and most Indian country lands. The CGP ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California

    The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations. The stormwater season has begun.  The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th.  That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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