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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Mar 12 2019
In 2017, Racetrac Petroleum implemented a new company concept in Douglas County, Ga., known as a convenience stop (otherwise known as a truck stop).…
Mar 12 2019
The U.S. and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached an agreement under which the U.S EPA and Virginia will recover nearly $64 million to address clean…
Following repeated violations, in March 2018 the company stopped work along the pipeline and focused on stabilizing the ground by hiring six different contractors to remediate the site.
Natural gas pipeline faces erosion control violations
Mar 6 2019
Equitrans Midstream Corp., the developer of a natural gas pipeline project in Green County, Pa., faced a $1.5 million fine from the Pennsylvania…
New development sited for sediment control violations
New development sited for sediment control violations
Mar 4 2019
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a stop-work order to a luxury hotel and housing development near Healdsburg, Calif., due…
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Feb 25 2019
The city of Dripping Springs, Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued environmental violations at the construction…
University of Minnesota installs storm water collection system to cool buildings
University of Minnesota installs storm water collection system to cool buildings
Feb 22 2019
The University of Minnesota announced plans to build a system to collect storm water to cool buildings around the campus. Once completed, the system…
Students work to renovate campus rain garden to filter storm water runoff
Students work to renovate campus rain garden to filter storm water runoff
Feb 12 2019
The Youngstown, Ohio, Environmental Sustainability Society and students have begun renovating a rain garden at Youngstown State University. The empty…
EPA settles with pipelines over Clean Water Act violations related to corroding pipes
EPA settles with pipelines over Clean Water Act violations related to corroding pipes
Feb 1 2019
In a joint federal-state Clean Water Act enforcement action, Sunoco Pipeline L.P. has agreed to pay civil penalties and state enforcement costs and…
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…
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