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flood control
Jul 13 2020
Village of Kimberly, Wisconsin, residents pinpointed a neighboring field as the origin of cyclical flooding and erosion that affected the homeowners…
storm water control
sediment control
Jul 13 2020
The U.S. EPA lists sediment as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. Sediment pollution causes $16 billion in…
Jul 10 2020
As I write this on June 3, it is the third day of the 2020 hurricane season, and already, there have been three named storms. NOAA’s climate…
Jul 10 2020
Active rainwater harvesting systems collect runoff from roof surfaces to store for later beneficial use. These uses can include irrigation, toilet…
erosion control
The grass swales, elevation difference and track width of 50 feet meant a simple rain event could cause a large amount of watershed.
Jul 10 2020
In 2013, Club Motorsports began construction of a private race track at the southern edge of the New Hampshire White Mountains. They designed the…
Jul 10 2020
Olive-Harvey College (OHC), located in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood, offers a number of programs in Transportation, Distribution and…
Jul 10 2020
The construction industry has seen many changes in environmental regulations over the past 20 years. One of the biggest threats to local waterways…
Jul 10 2020
Green infrastructure features, commonly referred to as Best Management Practices (BMPs), are designed by regulators and engineers to hold storm water…
Both field hospitals were built on turf that would easily flood from roof runoff during even a medium rain event, making the storm water control system a critical component.
Both field hospitals were built on turf that would easily flood from roof runoff during even a medium rain event, making the storm water control system a critical component.
Jul 2 2020
As part of New York State’s plan to add hospital beds to care for both non-coronavirus patients and those infected with COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps…
Green infrastructure can offer varied benefits, including improved immunity and reduced cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Green infrastructure can offer varied benefits, including improved immunity and reduced cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Jun 29 2020
As much of the country is now starting to open up from months-long stay-at-home orders, many are taking an assessment of the toll-to-date from this…
 As the size and density of Midwestern metro areas and agricultural land continues to grow, the stressors that this development places on freshwater resources has presented the stark need for water conservation in a region that is seemingly awash in freshwater.
As the size and density of Midwestern metro areas and agricultural land continues to grow, the stressors that this development places on freshwater resources has presented the stark need for water conservation in a region that is seemingly awash in freshwater.
Jun 25 2020
When compared with drier regions of the country, water conservation in the Great Lakes region would not seem to be a pressing concern since the Great…
National Association of Clean Water Agencies Director, Regulatory Affairs Emily Remmel speaks on COVID-19's impact on the storm water industry.
NACWA Director of Regulatory Affairs Emily Remmel talks about COVID-19's impact on the storm water industry.
Jun 19 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders about how those associations…
Jun 17 2020
Statement of Solidarity  We at Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon condemn and grieve the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,…
National Municipal Stormwater Association Executive Director Seth Brown touches on COVID-19's impact on the storm water sector.
NMSA Executive Director talks COVID-19 and its impact on the storm water industry.
Jun 11 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders about how those associations…
Maintaining permit compliance, monitoring procedures and reporting in a time when there are new safety guidelines to adhere to can be very challenging
Maintaining permit compliance, monitoring procedures and reporting in a time when there are new safety guidelines to adhere to can be very challenging
Jun 8 2020
This may seem odd, but when I think of storm water permit compliance in the time of COVID-19, I reflect on Gabriel García Márquez’s “Love in the Time…
Being able to visualize rainfall intensities on a map, helps crews with maintenance checks for flooding and gives residents insight on areas to avoid during these events.
Being able to visualize rainfall intensities on a map, helps crews with maintenance checks for flooding and gives residents insight on areas to avoid during these events.
Jun 5 2020
The city of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division is responsible for maintaining and improving drainage facilities to prevent flooding and ensure…
Jun 4 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders about how those associations…
SWEMA President Derek Berg discusses the impact coronavirus is having on the storm water industry.
SWEMA President Derek Berg discusses the impact coronavirus is having on the storm water industry.
May 28 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders about how those associations…
storm water
Image take by J.J. Breede of Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc.
May 18 2020
Townhouse Tank This townhouse development north of Toronto was designed with a Triton Stormwater System tank able to hold 268 cubic meters of storm…
Katie Johns
Katie Johns, Managing Editor of SWS
May 18 2020
On January 21, 2020, the first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, was confirmed in the U.S.  At press time, governors across the U.S. had put “…
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