Commercial/Industrial Storm Water

As regulatory pressures mount, managing storm water and erosion control at commercial and industrial sites is an increasing area of concern. Effective solutions for storage, runoff and water reuse help companies comply with regulations and meet environmental and sustainability goals. Read about the latest projects, products and innovations. 

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Jan 30 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced an agreement with Dominion Energy to recycle or store in lined landfilled 27 million cu yards of coal ash…
The facility reduced concentrations of copper, zinc and total suspended solids in its storm water.
The facility reduced concentrations of copper, zinc and total suspended solids in its storm water.
Jan 28 2019
With growing water quality concerns over the past two decades, industrial storm water permit requirements have become ever more stringent. For more…
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Jan 28 2019
Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC…
Jan 23 2019
A new study by researchers from the University of Padua in Padua, Italy, found that Prosecco vineyards in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy are…
New Hampshire company reaches settlement over storm water pollution
New Hampshire company reaches settlement over storm water pollution
Jan 15 2019
On Jan. 11, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) reached a settlement with Pease Development Authority requiring the company to cleanup water…
Minnesota car wash to combine rainwater harvesting and water reuse
Minnesota car wash to combine rainwater harvesting and water reuse
Jan 14 2019
A new car wash under construction in New Hope, Minn., revealed plans to combine rainwater harvesting with water reuse, making it the first car wash…
Florida executive order targets water quality issues associated with storm water runoff and toxic algae
Florida executive order targets water quality issues associated with storm water runoff and toxic algae
Jan 11 2019
On Jan. 10, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to implement major water reforms across the state. The reforms include $2.5 billion…
Minnesota Twins baseball field to install living wall irrigated by rainwater
Minnesota Twins baseball field to install living wall irrigated by rainwater
Jan 9 2019
Major league baseball team the Minnesota Twins announced plans to incorporate one of the nation’s largest living walls at their home stadium of…
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Jan 7 2019
The village of La Grange, Ill., has settled a lawsuit with Hanson Material Service Corp., owner of a quarry in McCook, Ill., over a village flood…
Minnesota cities file suit over storm water retention pond contamination
Minnesota cities file suit over storm water retention pond contamination
Jan 3 2019
Seven Minnesota cities have filed suit against several large chemical refiners over contamination of hundreds of storm water ponds caused by a black…
EPA directs study to explore sediment pollution at California mercury mine
EPA directs study to explore sediment pollution at California mercury mine
Dec 24 2018
The U.S. EPA announced a settlement with Buckhorn Inc. to study contamination at the New Idria Mercury Mine Superfund Site in San Benito County,…
EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
Dec 14 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached an agreement with the Saratoga Springs Owners Assn. Inc. and Cross Marine Projects Inc. resolving alleged unpermitted dredge…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Dec 13 2018
Chattanooga, Tenn., city planning staff have proposed guidelines aimed at addressing overdevelopment, as well as storm water runoff and erosion…
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
Dec 12 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed amendments, repeals and new rules to the state’s storm water management rules, N…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Pipeline faces sediment control violations
Pipeline faces sediment control violations
Dec 4 2018
Columbia Gas Transmission has been fined $122,350 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a lack of sediment and…
Dec 4 2018
Two renewable material providers, Stora Enso and startup Sulapac, collaborated to develop renewable and biodegradable straws. Traditional plastics…
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Nov 26 2018
Cranberry farmers in North Cove, Wash., have begun using dynamic revetments to protect coastal shorelines and cranberry bogs from saltwater…
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
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