Stormwater Drainage Articles

  • HDPE PIPE

    WHAT IS HDPE PIPE? HDPE pipe (some called poly pipe) is a kind of High-density polyethylene made plastic pipe that is widely used for fluid and gas transfer.  Due to many benefits of its raw material high-density polyethylene, Polyethylene pipe is often used to replace aging concrete or steel pipelines. With its innate feature high permeability and strong molecular bond, ...


    By TEE PIPE

  • Real-Time Faecal Coliform Water Quality Monitoring in Chicago, USA Case Study

    Total coliforms, E.coli or faecal coliforms are probably the most important water quality parameters there are for recreational water bodies such as rivers, lakes, water parks or marine bathing waters. However, the decision to allow such water bodies to be fit for recreational activities typically takes 24-72 hours -- when relying on traditional lab testing methods -- after the water sample has ...


    By Proteus Instruments

  • Aquatic Plant (Macrophyte) Control & Muck Reduction- USMNLK-LOC357.001 (ID139) - Case Study

    Topics: Lake, blue-green algae, taste and odors, aquatic weeds, water clarity Overview: This is a 6-acre lagoon with a single, narrow inlet connection to the approximately 1200-acre Lake. Maximum depth in the lagoon is about 7 ft. The lagoon also receives stormwater drainage from a county ditch. Both the lake and lagoon are primarily recreational. ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Pipe Stopper Testing Mistakes

    In order to use a smooth flowing pipeline, we have to carry out a few tests with pipe stopper (a.k.a. pipe plug) as per EN 1610. By applying these tests, we can get results about leakages of the pipeline, if any. Or we can see how much pressure the line is holding. HOW CAN WE DO THESE TESTS? In our previous articles we have explained the Leak Test as per EN 1610 for sewer, ...


    By PlugCo

  • Considerations for Trench Drain Systems

    Trench drain systems come in all shapes, sizes and materials and it can be difficult to determine which system is best suited for your project. Here’s a breakdown on what you need to consider when planning a project that requires trench drain systems. What are the load requirements for the drain? It’s particularly important to mitigate potential flooding ...


    By Trench Drain Systems (TDS)

  • How Does Urban Runoff Affect Water Quality?

    Urban runoff may be a term that not everyone is familiar with, but at the same time, anyone who has lived in a town or city will likely have experienced it at least once in their lifetime.  It is also not to be underestimated. It is one of the biggest threats to daily life, homes and wildlife. Read on to learn more about urban runoff and how it can affect water quality in your ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Can technology assist NFM (Natural Floodplain Management) and by extension SUDs solutions?

    At Aquobex and our partners Groundwater Dynamics we believe it can. In fact, we believe it will allow the ideas to be migrated and implemented in urban areas as well. Natural Floodplain Management (NFM) is an emerging solution that is gaining traction with communities and the Environment Agency for a number of reasons aside from simply Slowing the Flow of impending ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • WaStop prevents flooding on Meritt Island Case Study

    Problem: Brevard County converted two borrow pits into retention ponds for polluted stormwater collected from the Pine Island Canal. This waterway collects stormwater from a 5,970 acre drainage basin, including citrus groves and agricultural land, and deposits it into the Indian River. A method for allowing water to flow from the canal to the converted borrow pits and to ...


    By Wapro AB

  • IPEX System 15 with MJ Grey Couplings Speeds Winnipeg Parkade Construction Case Study

    In Winnipeg, Manitoba, the past few decades have seen the downtown area undergo major revitalization efforts with more than $1.2 billion invested since 1999. At the corner of York Avenue and Donald Street, the development taking place in Winnipeg is evident as the former 21-floor Sheraton hotel is converted into 181 ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • System 15® Scores at BMO Field Case Study

    In 2016, the nine-year old BMO Field in Toronto, home of the Toronto FC, also became home to the Toronto Argonauts, and a $120 million investment to expand seating began. As tough as Argo fans are, it was decided to add two large steel canopies above the bleachers to protect them from the rain and snow that are ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • What is a Sump Pump and Why You Should Care

    If you’ve been woken up in the night during a rainstorm to hear a loud mechanical pumping noise followed by the whoosh of water, what you’ve heard is your home’s sump pump. While we may be tempted to ignore anything that’s tucked away in our basements or crawl space, your sump pump is an important piece of your home’s equipment, that when working properly, keeps your ...


    By Alert Labs Inc.

  • Should I Sweep My Parking Lot When It Rains?

    Rain can put a damper on many of your activities. But during the rainy season, a lot of people make the mistake of canceling their regular sweeping services, and this does more harm than good, not only for your parking lot but also the environment. ...


    By Schwarze Industries, Inc.

  • New BioPod™ Biofilter with StormMix™ Media Receives Washington State Department of Ecology Approval

    Oldcastle Infrastructure announces that the BioPod biofilter with StormMix media, a high performance, high flow rate (153 inches/hour) soil, has received a General Use Level Designation (GULD) for Basic, Phosphorus and Enhanced Treatment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). After a comprehensive review of field data, Ecology has approved the BioPod with StormMix media for ...


    By Oldcastle Precast Inc.

  • Freshwater Salinization Syndrome Recognized as Continent-Wide Threat

    Research ties salt pollution to increases in alkalinity ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Austin Plan Grants Drainage Charge Discounts for Watershed Protection

    Texas capital joins other areas of Southwest in dealing with alternating droughts and flooding ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • The influence of particle size on the first flush strength of urban stormwater runoff

    The presence of a first flush (FF) of suspended solids (SS) in stormwater runoff has important implications for the design of treatment facilities, as does the particle size of solids. Whilst numerous studies have examined the FF behaviour of SS, few have disaggregated FF trends by particle size. In this study, the FF behaviour of SS was investigated in five size ranges, sampled from an urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood modeling and mitigation measures in an Urban Environment –Victoria, Australia - Case Study

    Abstract Accurate prediction of flood extents in urban catchments is extremely difficult without having a 1d/2d integrated modeling approach. The integrated flood modeling is becoming popular and a new benchmark for urban flood risk management studies. City of Glen Eira in Victoria, Australia is a developed metropolitan municipality. The council is responsible for the management ...


    By Innovyze

  • Quality of inputs is important for product performance

    Water scarcity and pollution are two issues of great concern in our country today and, with our ever-increasing pop-ulation, the problem is getting worse. The need of the hour is the on-site sewage treatment for re-use. We talk about procurement and related issues to Shahaveer Jamshedji, Managing Partner, Biowater Treatments Systems LLP. Range of products Biowater Treatment ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Experimental study of hydraulics and sediment capture efficiency in catchbasins

    Catchbasins (also known as gully pot in the UK and Australia) are used to receive surface runoff and drain the stormwater into storm sewers. The recent interest in catchbasins is to improve their effectiveness in removing sediments in stormwater. An experimental study was conducted to examine the hydraulic features and sediment capture efficiency in catchbasins, with and without a bottom sump. ...


    By IWA Publishing

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