Sewers & Drainage Systems

Combined sewer overflows (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) are top concerns for storm water professionals when it comes to sewers and drainage systems. Properly designed and maintained sewer systems help prevent pollution, provide flood control and protect the health of waterways. Read about the latest related projects.

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Apr 16 2021
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced a $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (…
Apr 7 2021
After a chunk of ice was wedged in a frozen Madawaska, Maine pipe, tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater flooded into the St. John…
storm water management
Fresno's climate and geography demands any new construction to include a plan for storm water management.
Apr 6 2021
Despite its semi-arid climate, characterized by mild, moist winters and hot, dry summers, the area in and around Fresno, California, has experienced…
Apr 6 2021
Geoff Brosseau, Storm Water Solutions’ 2021 Industry Icon, did not necessarily intend to have a career in storm water. For the first 10 years of his…
Mar 29 2021
Slope inspections were conducted for the city of Burlington, Vermont, as the first of an inspection program.  According to a study presented to the…
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Mar 25 2021
Consult one of our stormwater advisers to see if the Modular Wetlands BMP has approved performance and removal rates to meet your local stormwater…
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Mar 15 2021
This StormTrap system can hold approximately 3.5 million gallons of stormwater and provides flood relief for several residential properties in the…
Mar 11 2021
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the passage of the stimulus package. President Biden gave final passage to a $1.9…
Mar 10 2021
Beaufort, North Carolina, commissioners have agreed to accept a $23.6 million package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an overhaul of…
Mar 4 2021
SmartCover announced that Corey Williams, P.E. joined the company as president and CEO. After more than 15 years under the guidance of co-founders…
Mar 3 2021
A $2.7 million project to control storm water runoff is breaking ground in the town of Sterling, New York. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's…
Feb 26 2021
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has engaged a team of A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) supported by team partner Brown…
Feb 25 2021
The state of New York announced $4 million is being awarded through the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program to help 80 farms across the state of…
Feb 23 2021
After a series of public hearings on the proposed redevelopment of the Lakeville Hospital campus in Lakeville, Massachusetts, the town’s 43D Review…
Feb 22 2021
Across the globe, rainfall is triggering an increase of infiltration and inflow in both combined and separate sewer networks. This reduces the…
Feb 19 2021
Construction has begun on the largest and most complex sanitary sewer improvement project that the San Antonio, Texas Water System (SAWS) has ever…
Feb 17 2021
Ottawa, Canada is offering to pay to improve some homeowners' properties. The aim is to do a better job of managing rain water, reported Ottawa…
Feb 9 2021
It has not stopped raining for three days. But even though the sun is not shining, a colorful oil sheen can still be unmistakably spotted; quietly…
storm water management
Improper management can affect surfaces, such as roads, sidewalks and parking lots while altering the land's natural hydrology.
Feb 8 2021
Construction site storm water compliance can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and maintenance if not properly managed. Unannounced…
Feb 8 2021
Commuters loathe it. The construction projects that seem to drag on long after they thought it would be over. Contractors dread it. The moment when…
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