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It’s for the Birds: Sharing the Beach

It’s for the Birds: Sharing the Beach

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Beachgoers have a complex relationship with wild birds, whether they realize it or not. We’re often cautioned to avoid the water for a few days after a storm—the result of contamination by stormwater runoff. This bacterial contamination can have many sources, and these are sometimes difficult for stormwater managers to  … Read More

SWANA and Forester Media Announce Historic Partnership for Joint 2016 Conference

SWANA and Forester Media Announce Historic Partnership for Joint 2016 Conference

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SILVER SPRING, Md., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Forester Media are pleased to announce their plan to join forces in 2016, hosting the WASTECON® and StormCon® events together in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 22–26, 2016.

SWANA is the leading association for solid waste  … Read More

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

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One of the biggest challenges to cost-effective erosion control is a lack of available high quality topsoil to insure rapid growth of sustainable vegetation on denuded sites. And, even if nearby sources are located, the cost of excavating, hauling, and placing topsoil can be exorbitant and time consuming.

Join returning speaker,  … Read More

Stormwater Utility Fees

Stormwater Utility Fees

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Cities and counties using a fee-based system to pay for a stormwater program have a multitude of ways to set up the rate structure and determine fees. A stormwater utility might set a single flat fee for all residential properties and another for all commercial properties, or base the fees  … Read More

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

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Permeable pavements can be built to last…if you build them right. And the key to building for performance is designing to provide sufficient structural capacity to accommodate the anticipated vehicle loads and deal with stormwater flowing in and out of the pavement.

Join David Hein, PE, for the third session in our  … Read More

Permeable Pavement Live Case Studies…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Permeable Pavement Live Case Studies…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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When it’s not done right…permeable pavement isn’t pretty. Don’t let your permeable pavement stormwater project fall flat…learn from the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Join David Hein for the final session in our Permeable Pavement Master Class Series  exploring real-world permeable pavement applications and projects demonstrating permeable pavement design and  … Read More

Street Sweepers Keep Stormwater Cleaner

Street Sweepers Keep Stormwater Cleaner

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Keeping a city’s streets, storm sewers, and catch basins clean is an essential service for its residents, even though they might not pay much attention to the work as it occurs. Cleaner air and water are the result—proven by numerous studies—and that’s important to every person within a community.

San Diego,  … Read More

Deploying Solar + Storage Microgrids

Deploying Solar + Storage Microgrids

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With the recent advancements in coupling solar / photovoltaic (PV) systems with energy storage, many organizations – from government to utilities – are requiring interactive microgrid capability for their solar systems. The challenge for municipal professionals and your stormwater facility manager? Providing reliable battery back-up and energy storage capabilities for  … Read More

State Water Board Provides Framework for Stormwater Capture in L.A.

State Water Board Provides Framework for Stormwater Capture in L.A.

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SACRAMENTO, June 16, 2015 – Today the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted an order largely upholding the Waste Discharge Requirements for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharges within the watersheds of Los Angeles County.  The order makes minor revisions to requirements first established by the Los  … Read More

On the Loose

On the Loose

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As Texas braces for more storms and possible flooding this week, floods in another part of the world on Sunday sparked a minor storm on the Internet.

In Tbilisi, Georgia, severe flood damage allowed animals to escape from the local zoo. Photos and video looking like special effects footage from a futuristic movie—anyone remember  … Read More



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