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Challenging the Clean Water Rule: Tell Us What You Think

Challenging the Clean Water Rule: Tell Us What You Think

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It’s not over by a long shot. Although the new Clean Water Rule was announced months ago, last week a federal judge in North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against it, just a day before the rule was scheduled to take effect. And that’s not the only challenge it’s facing.

The  … Read More

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

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While inspection and maintenance are a critical part of BMP performance, it’s all too often overlooked…until it’s too late. The result? Poor performance, unforeseen maintenance costs, and inspection surprises. So, why not be proactive and keep your post-construction stormwater BMPs a step ahead of the inspectors?

Join Steven Polk for the  … Read More

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

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Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series exploring the basics of  … Read More

BMP Design and Selection

BMP Design and Selection

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Post-construction stormwater BMPs are not one size fits all. And as the project lead – between calculating the stormwater runoff rates and volumes, calculating the flow velocity and conveyance / impoundment depths, and modeling these in your specific environment – selecting and designing the proper stormwater BMP for your site  … Read More

Detention Systems for Challenging Sites

Detention Systems for Challenging Sites

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Demanding Stormwater Controls in Louisville
The Germantown Mill Lofts project in Louisville, KY, involves extensive renovation of an entire city block in the middle of town. Previously, the site was the location of a cotton mill, dating to 1889. The property now consists of more than 250,000 square feet of apartments, multiuse  … Read More

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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Managing stormwater runoff and the resulting water quality issues is an ongoing challenge for urban communities. While gray infrastructure has been the traditional solution, more and more communities are instead (or in parallel) implementing green infrastructure (e.g., green roofs, bioswales, etc.) to manage their rainwater where it falls. So, what  … Read More

Renaming the Metro Storm Drain

Renaming the Metro Storm Drain

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What’s in a name? For one Montana community hoping to restore a polluted waterway, potentially a great deal.

In Butte, MT, a mostly dry channel running through town has long been known as the Metro Storm Drain. The channel is contaminated with mine and smelter tailings, which some residents want to  … Read More

When Groundwater Goes Dry: Recharge!

When Groundwater Goes Dry: Recharge!

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It’s not always clear where water can be found or how much of it is available, and in the face of dramatic climate change, it’s even more uncertain how much quality water will be available in the future. Due to changes in climate, development pressure, and rising consumption, rivers and  … Read More

Sediment & Erosion Control for Roadway Projects Master Class Series

Sediment & Erosion Control for Roadway Projects Master Class Series

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Join industry experts Jerald Fifield and Tina Wills for a comprehensive, six-part live and on-demand master class and workshop series exploring the ins and outs of effective sediment and erosion control plan, design, and review for roadway projects. This series delves into Fifield’s best-selling 3rd edition of Designing and Reviewing Effective  … Read More

BMP Fundamentals

BMP Fundamentals

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Starting with the first regulations in 1990, stormwater management has rapidly evolved. New technologies, approaches, and regulations regularly hitting the market continue to spur the industry’s growth, and new developments are on the horizon. So where are we today AND are we headed tomorrow?

Join Steven Polk as he kicks off  … Read More

A Shady Plan to Save Scarce Water

A Shady Plan to Save Scarce Water

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What’s black and floats, and has 96 million moving parts?

Los Angeles is experimenting with “shade balls” in the Los Angeles Reservoir. The floating high-density polyethylene (HDPE) balls—colored black to make them more resistant to degradation from UV radiation—are intended to slow evaporation from the 3.3-billion-gallon reservoir. They are also supposed  … Read More



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