Apr 25, 2012

March/April 2012

Hydraulically applied mulches often are cheaper to apply than other erosion and sediment control measures, especially in larger areas, and they have better contact to the ground than rolled erosion control blankets (RECBs).  The two basic types of…
As current development trends continue to focus on green infrastructure and low-impact development, many storm water regulations are changing to comply with these trends. State and local agencies are setting new rules that require the water quality storm…
Funding water and wastewater infrastructure is doubly difficult in the slowly recovering economy, but residents of Houston—in a region known for low taxes and frugal government—passed a groundbreaking measure to impose a fee that is fueling a major, long…
In 2007, the Washington State Department of Ecology published the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for municipalities. The purpose of the permit is to mitigate the impact of water pollution by regulating and…
Situated 930 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal, is a group of volcanic islands known as the Azores. This majestic archipelago, extending more than 370 miles, was created by prehistoric volcanic activity. Sao Miguel is the largest of the islands (293 sq…
In coming years, it appears likely that most water quality managers in the U.S. will spend at least a portion of their time working on nutrient management issues. In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that water quality…
Last summer, Texas experienced one of its worst droughts ever and had “water restrictions enforced,” according to signage across the state. Homeowners could water twice a week, between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., and commercial properties could only water once a…
The Forest House development in the Bronx is part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s $7.5 billion New Housing Marketplace Plan to provide affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers. Forest House is a nine-story, energy-efficient, precast concrete building…
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