Jun 30, 2016

July 2016

Despite reports of Millennials moving out of cities and into the suburbs, urbanization is still on the rise in the U.S. The United Nations recently projected that by 2030, 1.1 billion people will relocate to cities. As a resident of a large city myself,…
Michael Klement of Architectural Resource was forming a design team seeking full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification for a residential project near Ann Arbor, Mich., and reached out to the American Rainwater Catchment Services Assn. (ARCSA) for…
When Zien Service Inc. of Milwaukee was asked to incorporate rainwater harvesting into Kendal Lofts, a new apartment building in downtown Waukesha, Wis., Mick Heberling recalled local water technology company Watertronics had built similar systems in the…
Jenine Demyen approached Clean Flo Water Technologies in March 2015 to design a water and sewage services solution for a new home she had built near the village of Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada. Clean Flo performed a rainwater site analysis for Demyen’s…
Low impact development (LID) has emerged as an effective approach to storm water management. Its basic principle is modeled after nature: Manage rainfall at the source by using uniformly distributed, decentralized, micro-scale controls. In mimicking a…
Fred Anderson Toyota on U.S. Route 378 in West Columbia, S.C., is an automobile dealership utilizing low impact development (LID) to minimize its impact on water quality and downstream flood conditions. The owner, Fred Anderson, chose to develop an LID…
Rainwater harvesting and reuse is gaining popularity in the residential sector, but commercial and industrial businesses also are getting in on the action. SWS Managing Editor Amy McIntosh asked Xylem Inc.'s Nate Maguire about water reuse trends among…
Pacific Corrugated Pipe Co. (PCP) has manufactured corrugated steel pipe and related drainage products since 1935. Its metal fabricating site in Eugene, Ore., sits on 15 acres and has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years. As an industrial…
In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered the environmental impacts of substructures and utility vault discharge and the negative effects these pollutants have on agriculture, reservoirs and oceans. It created a general permit to…
One of the greatest challenges for building a 1.6-million-sq-ft ConAgra distribution center was not the building itself, but how to manage storm water runoff. It was determined that handling storm water from both the building site and nearly 500 acres of…
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