Tag: best management practice

Best Management Practices (BMP) is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe a type of water pollution control. Historically the term has referred to auxiliary pollution controls in the fields of industrial wastewater control and municipal sewage control, while in stormwater management (both urban and rural) and wetland management, BMPs may refer to a principal control or treatment technique as well.

Foliar Rainfall Factors

Foliar Rainfall Factors

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

Protecting the Waterways With Crowdsourcing

Protecting the Waterways With Crowdsourcing

In December 2009, under a program for the US Department of Defense (DOD), 10 balloons were launched in plain sight across the continental United States. After disappearing into the clouds, the whereabouts of those 10 balloons was known only to the DOD.

IECA News

IECA News

Why Should YOU Attend Environmental Connection?
As always, Environmental Connection promises an entertaining and educational experience. This year, the 44th annual IECA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on February 16–19, 2016. The event will host the usual roundup of educational sessions, exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and a cast of characters from the erosion, sediment,

StormTrap Acquires Fresh Creek

ROMEOVILLE, IL and CEDAR GROVE, NJ, Oct. 8, 2015- StormTrap, LLC, and Fresh Creek Technologies, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which StormTrap will acquire Fresh Creek in a stock transaction. The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both

Curb Turn-Ins Direct Water to Trees

Curb Turn-Ins Direct Water to Trees

Downtown Beautification Takes Off
Located northeast of Indianapolis, Anderson is home to 55,000 residents and one very creative assistant stormwater manager named Jeremy VanErman, who says the project began with the mayor wanting to do some downtown beautification.

“Because of our budget, we had to whittle this down to one street instead

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