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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Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Jun 29 2018
The frac tank contains the clarifier, which provides solids removal. The Gulf of Mexico endures its fair share of storms, making the sub-tropical…
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Jun 29 2018
Planning for storm water management as part of construction project management on commercial sites can help prevent unanticipated costs and the need…
Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Jun 29 2018
When an Indianapolis theater was planning an expansion, the owners knew the site’s storm water runoff management plan needed improvement. Tucked…
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Jun 29 2018
Philadelphia completed two new storm water basins in Northeast Philadelphia that will capture an estimated 60 million gal a year of storm water…
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Jun 29 2018
On June 28, Foxconn Technology Group, a consumer electronic provider, broke ground on a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisc., expected to…
Jun 27 2018
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Braden Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for his system that cleans…
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Jun 19 2018
The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River have provided notice of intent to sue the Chicago Trump International Hotel…
Sediment control at an abandoned Minnesota mine fails
Sediment control at an abandoned Minnesota mine fails
Jun 13 2018
Water and sediment from the Hector Mine iron ore pit in northern Minnesota breached an earthen berm and made its way downstream into the Embarrass…
Washington, D.C., cemetery turns to green infrastructure for storm water runoff
Washington, D.C., cemetery turns to green infrastructure for storm water runoff solution
Jun 12 2018
The Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C., has incorporated green infrastructure and removed 18,000 sq ft of impervious surfaces with the goal of…
Shell Oil fined for storm water and water quality pollution
Shell Oil fined for storm water and water quality pollution
Jun 11 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached a settlement with Shell Oil Products over hazardous waste and risk management plan compliance at its crude oil refinery in…
Arizona golf courses use recycled water for water reuse
Arizona golf courses use recycled water for water reuse
Jun 4 2018
Two Phoenix golf courses, Lookout Mountain Golf Club and Moon Valley Country Club, have partnered with the city of Phoenix to build a pipeline…
Mountain Valley Pipeline faces lawsuit over lack of erosion control
Mountain Valley Pipeline faces lawsuit over lack of erosion control
Jun 1 2018
Six Franklin County, Va., landowners filed suit against the Mountain Valley Pipeline over failure to control storm water runoff and erosion from…
EPA fines plastic manufacturers to clean up storm water discharges
EPA fines plastic manufacturers to clean up storm water discharges
May 23 2018
The U.S. EPA reached settlements with two Southern California plastics manufacturers over federal Clean Water Act violations. Under the terms of the…
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
May 16 2018
Restroom pipes in the John P. Holt Brentwood Library of Brentwood, Tenn., have been dumping sewage into a storm drain that empties into the Little…
Costa Rican farmers are receiving funding for rainwater harvesting structures
Costa Rican farmers are receiving funding for rainwater harvesting structures
May 11 2018
The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have developed a program…
University of Illinois students win flood control project design
University of Illinois students win flood control project design
May 8 2018
A team of students from the University of Illinois won first place in the demonstration project category for the U.S. EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge…
May 7 2018
The University of North Texas announced the winners of the Sustainability Storm Drain Design competition and the first of three storm water drain…
Apr 23 2018
Archer Western Contractors has implemented erosion control strategies in response to three violations from the North Carolina Department of…
Dec 14 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Granite Rock Co., over Clean Water Act violations at three of its road…
Oct 30 2017
You have heard about the environmental and regulatory reasons that total suspended solids (TSS) should matter to an industrial site and also seen…
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