Tag: stormwater collection

The act of collecting stormwater through a structural facility located just below the ground surface, used to collect
runoff for conveyance purposes. Generally located in streets and parking lots, catch basins have grated lids, allowing stormwater from the surface to pass through for collection. Catch basins also include a sumped bottom and submerged outlet pipe (downturned 90 degree elbow, hood, or baffle board) to trap coarse sediment and oils.

Underground Stormwater Storage Case Studies

Underground Stormwater Storage Case Studies

Underground retention and detention systems continue to increase in popularity as urban and suburban infill prompts careful consideration of proposed land uses on high-value real estate. Placing stormwater management underground frees up space for higher value land uses and greater return on investment. Additionally, trends toward water awareness and reclamation,

Taking Stormwater Storage Underground

Taking Stormwater Storage Underground

Underground retention and detention systems continue to increase in popularity as urban and suburban infill prompts careful consideration of proposed land uses on high-value real estate. Placing stormwater management underground frees up space for higher value land uses and greater return on investment. Additionally, trends toward water awareness and reclamation,

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

Tampa-Proof?

Tampa-Proof?

Water’s been scarce lately, and with the drought exacerbating problems throughout the Southwest, many cities are looking at spending more to get what they need. They can import water from long distances, mandate conservation measures (as the entire state of California has been doing for months), recycle wastewater, or turn

Pipes, Culverts, and Detention Systems

Pipes, Culverts, and Detention Systems

When it comes to managing stormwater runoff, concrete, corrugated steel, and plastic pipes all have their place. The following three projects highlight the opportunities of using pipe for both conveying runoff and detaining it.

Editor’s Comments: Water Harvesting—Knowing WHAT to Do

Editor’s Comments: Water Harvesting—Knowing WHAT to Do

Water harvesting on a large scale sounds simple in principle but, in practice, is beset with difficulties. A two-part article in our March/April and May 2013 issues looked at many of the issues surrounding rainwater harvesting, such as storing water for long periods and navigating the thorny question of water

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

“You Created a Stormwater Utility in the Midst of the Great Recession? You Must Be Crazy There in Salem!”

The Public Works Department of Salem, OR, provides residents with a full suite of stormwater services that includes stormwater system operations and maintenance, stormwater monitoring, street sweeping, public education, stream cleaning, spill response, master planning, regulatory compliance, capital project delivery, in-stream monitoring, flood early warning systems, and much more. Salem’s

Water Harvesting: Knowing WHAT to Do

Water Harvesting: Knowing WHAT to Do

Water harvesting on a large scale sounds simple in principle but, in practice, is beset with difficulties. A two-part article in our March/April and May 2013 issues looked at many of the issues surrounding rainwater harvesting, such as storing water for long periods and navigating the thorny question of water

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