The Water Permits Division (WPD), within the Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is responsible for implementation and oversight of the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. This program regulates point source
discharges of pollutants to surface waters of the United States.
Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the
In performing sediment control, Stacy’s Excavating typically uses silt fence, erosion logs, fabric mats, and inlet drain covers for its work. Among the items used are Blocksom and Co. products. The company’s Storm Water Inlet Filter serves as a sediment control solution for sewer inlets during the construction phase; it
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) commonly occur in the environment (Boehm 2006, Stout et al. 2004, Yunker et al. 2002), and as a result they are common constituents of municipal stormwater (Hwang and Foster 2006). Because PAHs are typically associated with particles, stormwater runoff can be a source of these compounds
Space can be a limiting factor in effectively managing urban stormwater. The larger impervious surface areas common in urban regions can add to the challenge.
In such cases, underground systems can offer solutions. Added value can be obtained by a stacked approach as is offered by the HydroLogic Solutions’ StormChamber stacked
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
Site-based stormwater management systems are defined by local regulatory requirements; the volume of stormwater collected and opportunities to optimize a site’s usable space. With site considerations and permit requirements in mind, stormwater management professionals select a system for the comprehensive solutions that the project ultimately will provide–these are among stormwater