May 01, 2008

May 2008

In the booming and ever-evolving storm water industry, one can never tap too many resources, whether personal contacts, literature, events, association memberships or some combination thereof. “Learning is not attained by chance,” Abigail Adams once said…
Located 20 miles east of Seattle, the city of Redmond, Wash., is home to 50,000 residents and many high-tech and biomedical companies. Redmond’s downtown drainage area is dominated by commercial, industrial and roadway areas with typical surface pavement…
Linda Tycher & Associates, a landscape architecture firm, was given the task of creating the most sustainable, water-efficient site of its kind in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex in Texas. The blank canvas came in the form of a community college,…
Alabama transportation officials utilize a cotton fiber-reinforced matrix to prevent erosion on steep roadside slopesAfter enduring public scrutiny for poor erosion and sediment control on a recent project, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT…
Sedimat, a patented tool for the protection of streams from sedimentation during in-stream construction activities such as right-of-way access road installation, was developed and tested under field conditions at eight different streams in central and…
With the aid of InfoWorks CS, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) in southwestern Massachusetts has been able to find a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternative to a proposed CSO relief project. Springfield is the largest…
Municipal water quality managers recognize the need for data that can be used to monitor and assess the impact of urbanization on the condition of natural watersheds. Storm events, in conjunction with the alteration of native landscape, building of roads…
Sewage lift stations are a necessary component in most wastewater systems. These stations provide the pumping necessary to raise liquids from lower to higher elevations. With increasing pressure on eliminating harmful sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs),…
In the coal-rich areas of the southeast corner of Ohio, acid mine storm water presents a severe challenge for drainage pipe. A 40-ft run of HDPE pipe, however, continues to substantiate the confidence Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) engineers…
This study focuses on the use of a pervious, plantable and flexible concrete pavement solution at an Oceanside, Calif., fire station located adjacent to the San Luis Rey River. The river, which outlets into the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most polluted…
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