Oct 01, 2011

Sep/Oct 2011

In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had withdrawn the proposed rule that would have revised effluent limits for construction site runoff. The agency, however, will roll out a new rule proposal this fall, according…
Within any low-impact development (LID) or environmental site design (ESD) hierarchal selection chart, one will always find bioretention/biofiltration as a top-tier preferred method of managing and treating storm water runoff. It is no surprise,…
The past few years have seen applications of compost filter socks extend from sediment control devices around site perimeters to “greenscape” facings for geosynthetic stabilized earth structures (e.g., retaining walls and over-steepened reinforced soil…
Columbia, the largest city in South Carolina, serves as the state capital and has a long history of offering picturesque charm.  Keeping Columbia, named one of the “best places to retire” by CNN and other news organizations, beautiful is a main concern…
When the Mississippi and Missouri rivers overflowed their banks last spring, the resulting floods were among the worst in the century, rendering 2011 a new record year of billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. In addition to personal tragedies,…
The city of Newport News, Va., entered into a Special Order by Consent with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Hampton Roads Sanitation District and 12 other Hampton Roads localities in order to reduce the occurrence of sanitary sewer…
Janesville, Wis., is a city that actively looks for ways to improve its underground infrastructure. Located in a northern climate, Janesville has experienced the damaging effects of freeze-thaw cycles on its sewer systems, typically observed as damage to…
When the banks of Two Mile Creek began to erode, the town of Tonawanda, N.Y., needed an aesthetic solution on a tight schedule. Two Mile Creek runs through Sheridan Park, a par-71 municipal public golf course often rated among the top public courses in…
Extreme slopes over waterways call for permanent stability Positioned on the banks above the Mississippi River, the charming city of Vicksburg, Miss., also is situated among the Big Black and Yazoo rivers and numerous pristine lakes. The region’s…
The idea for Club Mud was hatched after a classroom training for county maintenance workers. As the county engineer thanked speakers for their presentation, he said, “It’s just too bad there isn’t a class where these guys could actually install these…
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