Stormwater Compliance Articles

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight need for regulating developments

    There’s a lingering image of the American Frontier where a calm breeze blows through endless prairies of tall grass, and “the skies are not cloudy all day.” ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • Climate resilience strategies of Beijing and Copenhagen and their links to sustainability

    Like numerous other cities, Beijing and Copenhagen are experiencing more frequent urban flooding due to increased impervious cover and climate change. Consequently, huge investments are foreseen to maintain resilience. Analyses of planning documents and interviews with key stakeholders reveal that in their climate resilience strategies both cities do employ alternative approaches based on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Synergistic benefits between stormwater management measures and a new pricing system for stormwater in the City of Hamburg

    Hamburg is a growing metropolitan city. The increase in sealed surfaces of about 0.36% per year and the subsequent increased runoff impacts on the city's wastewater infrastructure. Further potential risks to the drainage infrastructure arise also from effects of climate change, e.g. increased intensity and frequency of heavy rainfalls. These challenges were addressed in the Rain InfraStructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taking advantage of stormwater, a plentiful, free resource

    As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Rain and snow and other types of precipitation are a resource more organizations would be wise to take advantage of as water scarcity increases around the globe. Stormwater, precipitation that isn’t absorbed into the ground, is a freely available resource, but is there enough of it to make a difference? The amount of runoff varies from storm ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Productivity Gains in Stormwater Design

    For some engineering consultants, traditional stormwater pond design can be one of the most frequent projects within their services portfolio. An engineer with prior experience can size and produce plans with assistance from modeling software, AutoCAD, and supporting tools with relative ease. But even very routine projects can benefit from modeling software improvements. McBade Engineers and ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Stormwater Management Improvements Spurred by Low Impact Development Techniques

    Abstract A concept first advanced in 19901, evidence of Low Impact Development (LID) can now be seen across North America. Like many infrastructure transformations, this growth in LID design has benefitted from regulatory changes; compliance versus cost remains an important motivator in any ...


    By Nilex

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Funding Time Is Running Out. We Can Help Make The Most Of Your Spending.

    The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Through the CWWF, $569.5 million is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Province of Ontario is cost-matching contributions up to a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Storm Water Plan Case Study

    Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all include maintenance garages, diesel and gasoline ...

  • Case study - Pentair Thermal, Redwood City, CA

    Project Name: Pentair Thermal Management Products: Gravelpave2 Applications: Parking Lot Stabilization City: Redwood City State/Province: California Install Date: March 2016 Client: Pentair Thermal Management Install Size: 2413 sq meters (25,977 sq ft) Address: 2501 Bay Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 Designer: Teichert ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case study - Acton / Aqua Dulce Public Library, Acton, CA

    Project Name: Acton / Aqua Dulce Public Library Products: Rainstore3 and Gravelpave2 Applications: Underground Stormwater Detention (Rainstore3) and Porous Paving Parking (Gravelpave2) City: Acton State/Province: California Install Date: March 2009 Client: County of Los Angeles Library Install Size: 2880 Units, Rainstore3; 450 sq meters ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case study - Data Safe, Newark, CA

    Project Name: Data Safe Products: Gravelpave2 Applications: Fire Lane and Access Road City: Newark State/Province: California Install Date: March 2012 Client: Data Safe Install Size: 1,200 sq meters (132,000 sq ft), Gravelpave2 Address: 37580 Filbert St. Newark, CA Designer:  N/A Contractor: Gateway ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case study - Freeman, Batavia, OH

    Project Name: Freeman Enclosure Systems Products: Rainstore3 Applications: Underground Stormwater Detention City: Batavia State/Province: Ohio Install Date: February 2016 Client: Freeman Enclosure Systems Install Size: 6720 Units, Three separate chambers. Address: 4160 Willimasburg Township, Batavia, OH ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Warning! Beware stormwater product

    Warning! Beware of a storm water insert sold under the trade mark "Safe Drain".  This product holds water in the open position.  Standing water can present both odor and health issues.  In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water insert that aided in spill control.  This Design was ...

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

    Why Your Railroad Facility Needs One and What to do About It Did you know that that railroad facilities are subject to the Clean Water Act? This includes requirements to have a ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Flow characteristics of individual lot stormwater detention

    In this paper the flow characteristics of stormwater are analyzed as it travels from a roof gutter down-pipe and the turbulent flow generated on entering an individual lot on-site stormwater detention (OSD) unit beneath a residential carport. Comparison was made between a full-scale model and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to determine the flow characteristics. These modular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Planning scales and approval processes for IUWM projects; lessons from Melbourne, Australia

    In the Australian context integrated urban water management (IUWM) processes consistently recommend the implementation of recycled water and stormwater harvesting projects. These projects are typically decentralised and planned by a variety of organisational types. Major international research programmes have thus far focused on how IUWM should be operationalised as a single-tier, city scale ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Recycling at Melbourne Sporting Precinct - past, present and future projects

    This case study presents the planning, design and operation of  water recycling facilities at the Melbourne Tennis center and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct is Australia's premier sports and entertainment provider; home to hundreds sporting, cultural and entertainment events, most notably The Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam. As part of the overall masterplan ...


    By IVWater

  • EHS support for a manufacturing facility closure – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained to provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management services for an audio equipment manufacturer in support of closure of a large manufacturing facility in the Southeastern US. Solution: Duties included waste management inspections and shipping supervision, inspections of fire suppression equipment and petroleum ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Integrated conceptual modelling of faecal contamination in an urban estuary catchment

    Urban stormwater is regarded as a key input of faecal contamination in receiving water bodies and therefore, a major concern for health risks associated with aquatic recreation. Wastewater leakages, cross connections and overflows, together with faeces washed from surfaces during rainfall events, are possible origins of faecal contamination which enter these water bodies through stormwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

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