Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharges 84 Million Gallons of Rainwater & Raw Sewage

A wastewater treatment plant in Lowell, Massachusetts, discharged 84 million gallons of rainwater mixed with raw sewage into the Merrimack River on Apr. 29.


A wastewater treatment plant in Lowell, Massachusetts, discharged 84 million gallons of rainwater mixed with raw sewage into the Merrimack River on Apr. 29.

According to the Boston Herald, a combined sewer overflow (CSO) pushed more than twice as much sewage water into the river than the Halloween storm that occurred four years ago. 

Dropping By #40: Diving in to Rainwater Harvesting

In this week’s episode of Dropping By, Storm Water Solutions Managing Editor Katie Johns is joined by Sarah Sojka, associate professor of physics and environmental studies at Randolph College and Dr. Kathy Gee, PE and associate professor of environmental science at Longwood University. The three discuss all things related to rainwater harvesting – benefits, trends, and more. 

The Role of Hazard Mitigation in Saving Lives and Property

Hazard mitigation can prevent damage before natural disasters occur, saving lives, protecting property, preserving communities, and potentially saving communities billions of dollars each year

Hazard mitigation and flood control

As climate change intensifies, the United States has been battered by an increasing number of natural disasters. These disasters have extracted a painful toll in terms of lives lost and financial costs to communities.

Plastics Pipe Conference and Trade Show to be Held in Amsterdam

The Plastics Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) Board of Directors recently announced that PPXX will be held as an in-person event at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, Sept. 6-8, 2021.  

According to the press release, details about the revised technical program and registration information can be found on the PPXX website here.  

The event is hosted by the PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).  

Malibu’s Premier Sushi Restaurant Features Stormwater Sustainability

Famous oceanfront restaurant addresses plastics and other stormwater pollutants with two Modular Wetlands Linear units.

Nobu Modular Wetlands in parking lot.
Nobu Modular Wetlands in parking lot.


Overlooking one of California’s most famous beaches, Nobu has become a model for contemporary restaurant design, service, and cuisine that lives up to its demanding relationship with the sea. Although Nobu is now an operating success, the developers of Malibu California’s marquee restaurant had some unique challenges to address.

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NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Awards $9.6 Million in Grants

The grants awarded will support clean water, sustainable agriculture and storm water infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay watershed

chesapeake bay watershed

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. EPA announced $9.6 million in grants to support the restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

The 11 grants will utilize more than $28 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of nearly $38 million, reported National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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