Stormwater Compliance News

  • New Elevetor Tank manages Edinburgh Craig House rainwater

    New Elevetor Tank , the permanent formwork for in-situ concrete tanks, was recently used at Craig House, a well-known historical site in Edinburgh, Scotland. Craighouse Housing Development, Morningside, required the construction of a concrete ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • WaStop aids in the prevention of outbreaks of E. coli in potable water

    On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 it was discovered that drinking water in Everöd, Southern Sweden seemed to be polluted. The municipality immediately warned recipients to boil drinking water. The probable cause was thought to be contaminated stormwater that had seeped into the water treatment plant in Everöd leading to contamination of the potable water. The afternoon of September 1 saw the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • IECA Mountain States Chapter Annual Conference Denver, CO

    Are you involved in stormwater management, sediment and erosion control, reclamation, restoration, design, engineering, water quality, regulations, and inspections? If so than you should join Nilex at this year's IECA Mountain States Chapter Annual Conference on November 10th featuring Barry Fagan presenting on Green, Gray or Purple, It’s all Infrastructure; Thomas Parker presenting on ...


    By Nilex

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 ...

  • Los Angeles Daily News editorial promotes stormwater as a resource

    On Aug. 16, an op-ed penned by Sheila Kuehl, supervisor for Los Angeles County’s third district, appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News. The piece endorses a California Senate bill that would close a loophole in current legislation that excludes stormwater management ...

  • River Network continues National Rain Barrel Program

    The 8th annual National Rain Barrel Program, managed by The River Network (Boulder, Colo.) and supported by Coca-Cola, is well underway. Through June 2017, the Rain Barrel Program will provide free supplies and guidance to allow River Network member groups from around the U.S. to bring the benefits of stormwater conservation into their communities. Rain ...

  • Framework for STEPP initiative released

    In July, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) initiative crossed a milestone with the release of a document that provides recommendations on potential program design components. The document, Framework for a National Testing and Evaluation Program Based Upon the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative ...

  • UK report predicts new challenges for stormwater management due to climate change

    After the passage of a recent history-making referendum to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is sure to undergo its share of new changes — but according to a new report by the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), one of the country’s largest adjustments could be to the looming threats posed ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Smart Sponge Technology

    AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Its unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Smart Sponge Technology Getting Smarter and More Advanced

    The Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of AbTech Industries product innovation. The unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels and also decrease heavy metals. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • 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 ...

  • Presto`s Porous Pavements Offer Stormwater Contributions at Nature Preserve

    Presto Geosystems’ GEOPAVE® porous pavements were utilized along with other environmental and sustainable products in a popular Wisconsin nature preserve, The Ridges Sanctuary, in their pursuit for a LEED® Platinum rating. With certification expected by year-end, this facility will be the first LEED® certified commercial building in Wisconsin’s Door County. In addition to ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • EPA Enforcement Ensures that Solar Company Follows Stormwater Discharge Requirements at Warren, Mass. Facility

    A settlement signed recently by a company that builds solar power facilities in Massachusetts will remind construction companies that the US Environmental Protection Agency continues to protect the environment from illegal discharges of stormwater. Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., will pay a $90,000 penalty, settling EPA claims that it failed to follow requirements for ...

  • Innovyze Enhances InfoNet Suite Edition with Time-Series Database Extension

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today expanded its industry-leading InfoNet Executive Suite for fully customized and effective Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) program development. Available as a complete product or an upgrade to the industry-leading ...


    By Innovyze

  • EPA Opens Comment Period on Proposed Modifications to Draft NH Stormwater Permit

    EPA has proposed modifications to the draft General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in New Hampshire based on comments received. These proposed modifications both clarify and increase flexibility to the permit requirements by aligning it more closely with New Hampshire State Standards. The sections with the proposed modifications are now ...

  • Under Settlement Bangor, Maine Takes Additional Action to Address Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Bangor, Maine, will take action to prevent sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater from entering the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream. The City complied fully with the terms of an earlier consent decree with EPA but had not fully achieved the goals set forth in ...

  • Settlement Requires Milford, Mass. Glass Manufacturer to Improve Stormwater Treatment

    Wastewater discharged by a glass manufacturing company in Milford, Mass. into wetlands adjacent to the Charles River will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the manufacturer and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Ardagh Glass Inc. agreed to pay a $103,440 penalty and to fund three environmental projects costing a total of about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging ...

  • Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Generation V14, Spearheading New Era in GIS-Centric Smart Wastewater and Stormwater Modeling

    In its ongoing quest to equip the wastewater industry with the world’s most comprehensive and innovative smart network modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V14 Generation of its industry-leading ...


    By Innovyze

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