Tag: sand filter

A filter used in water purification and consisting of layers of sand arranged with coarseness of texture increasing downward.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

Tampa Tackles Flooding

Tampa Tackles Flooding

Located on the western coast of Florida, Tampa is situated between two bodies of water: Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay. They flow together to form Tampa Bay, which joins the Gulf of Mexico.

Sand Filter Systems with Detention: A Perfect Solution

Sand Filter Systems with Detention: A Perfect Solution

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Pipes, Detention, and Sand Filtration

Pipes, Detention, and Sand Filtration

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

In revegetation, everything begins with the soil . . . usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the

Simplifying the Dam Breach Analysis

Simplifying the Dam Breach Analysis

As a senior designer at a civil engineering firm, I have been challenged with many stormwater management designs for new facilities and retrofitting of existing facilities with current best management practices. To provide consistent results to local and state agencies during the review process, I have organized an analytic process

Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology

Can we reverse the impacts that urban areas have on our surface waters? And can it be done economically? It is expected that the country will see increasing difficulty in accessing adequate quantities of clean water unless well-laid plans are followed to preserve and protect it. Stormwater professionals will play

Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology

Can we reverse the impacts that urban areas have on our surface waters? And can it be done economically? It is expected that the country will see increasing difficulty in accessing adequate quantities of clean water unless well-laid plans are followed to preserve and protect it. Stormwater professionals will play

Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

Water scarcity now affects every continent with nearly one-fifth of the world’s population living in areas of physical scarcity and some 500 million more people approaching this situation, according to the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In the United States, in the arid Southwest, it is a

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