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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Integrated civil engineering and stormwater modeling

    Bentley Systems has integrated its civil engineering design and stormwater modeling and analysis applications to further enhance workflows and facilitate collaboration. The applications include InRoads, GEOPAK, PowerCivil for North America, MXROAD, CivilStorm, StormCAD, and PondPack products. With this integration, civil designers can ensure the accurate location of stormwater infrastructure ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stormwater Magazine Features StormTrap’s Stormwater Management Systems for the Chicago Navy Pier Renovation Project

    The Navy Pier in Chicago has undergone many changes since its construction began in 1914; it has served as a commercial pier and entertainment venue, a Navy training center, a college classroom for the University of Illinois for returning war veterans in 1946, and finally as a public gathering ...


    By StormTrap, LLC

  • Retention Pond Services manager featured as stormwater system expert in national publication

    Vida Obieglo, general manager of Retention Pond Services, Inc., an environmentally savvy stormwater management company, has recently published an article in Professional Retail Store Maintenance magazine. The article entitled “Stormwater Checklist: 10 things business owners should know about stormwater systems” reviews how to properly maintain the functionality of a system and some the most ...


    By Retention Pond Services Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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