Tag: California stormwater

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted the new Industrial General Permit for stormwater discharge on April 1, 2014. The effective date is July 1, 2015. Once effective, this Industrial General Permit will replace the current Industrial General Permit (97-03-DWQ), issued way back in 1997.

Keeping a LID on Onsite Treatment

Keeping a LID on Onsite Treatment

Low-impact development (LID) for stormwater management becomes a bigger challenge when a site has limited space. Such is the case at a high-profile sports project in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. The site of a new stadium for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, CA, used

Long Beach Nonpoint-Source Solutions

Protecting a municipality’s receiving waters from nonpoint-source pollution is a formidable task in any community. In the urban-coastal community of Long Beach, CA, with a population of about 490,000 and a storm drain system of about 395 miles of pipes, it involves a comprehensive program and the commitment of every

Monitoring for Pesticides

Monitoring for Pesticides

A prominent red dot in northern California, on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) map of the US, draws attention to the situation at Arcade Creek in Sacramento. The map shows concentrations of organophosphate insecticides in the nations urban waterways (Domagalski et al. 2000). According to the USGS National Water-Quality

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