Feb 01, 2022

February 2022

Powerful storms like Hurricane Ida, which caused more than $100 million in damage to public infrastructure in Southeastern Pennsylvania alone, not only push electrical grids past their limits, they also test building and construction codes to their…
With a new year, comes new beginnings. And this year, SWS, and its sister publications, Water & Wastes Digest and Water Quality Products, have an exciting new beginning. We are rolling out the One Water Media brand and platform. On the website,…
The city of South San Francisco is constructing a regional storm water capture project that is the first of its kind in northern California. The project captures storm water runoff from Colma Creek, processes and cleans it, reuses it for irrigation and…
Two common questions regarding slope projects are: "Do I have to use riprap on this slope?" and "Can I vegetate the slope instead of installing a block wall?" Most of the time, the answers are a resounding “yes” and “yes.” So, how do you know where and…
Today, governments, environmental agencies and utilities are in various stages of maturity in collecting all types of water data. Much of this data is still gathered in silos across different departments at the organization level and across state and…
Decades of research has established the fact that pollutants in untreated storm water can significantly damage water quality in groundwater, waterways and water bodies. In fact, the U.S. EPA identifies polluted runoff “as one of the greatest threats to…
Climate change, pollution and more frequent 50- and 100-year storm events are wreaking havoc on the U.S. Now more than ever, resilient infrastructure is crucial to communities looking toward the future. Federal policymakers typically focus efforts on…
Managing storm water in a way that is not detrimental to the environment and your neighbors’ properties can be challenging. Add in the fact that rainwater can cause severe damage to your foundation and pollute drinking water, and your decision on how you…
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