Tag: stormwater conveyance system

As a surface water management utility, The District’s Stormwater Management (SWM) program improves water quality, protects fish habitat and manages drainage by operating and maintaining the stormwater conveyance system, establishing design and construction standards, regulating activities that can impact the watershed and enhancing streams and floodplains. Clean Water Services is the regional SWM utility for urban Washington County. In cooperation with Washington County and the 12 member cities Clean Water Services maintains and enhances the public drainage system to meet public needs and to comply with strict water quality regulations set for the Tualatin River drainage area by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Situated on more than 87,000 acres adjacent to the Puget Sound, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA, is one of the largest military bases in the country and is considered to be one of the premier military installations on the West Coast by the US Department of Defense (DOD). JBLM is

Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Utilizing GIS to Identify Potential Sources of Illicit Discharges

Eliminating illicit discharges is one of the most fundamental yet challenging elements of an effective municipal stormwater program. Unregulated discharges from industrial and commercial activities can cause pollutants to slowly accumulate and cause the receiving waterbody to exceed the in-stream water-quality criteria for its designated beneficial use.

Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Identify Illicit Discharges

Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Identify Illicit Discharges

The city of Eugene’s decision to use a geographic information system (GIS) to identify potential sources of illicit discharges occurred in 2009 when an industrial facility’s aboveground storage tank leaked approximately 730 gallons of off-road diesel in close proximity to the stormwater conveyance system, which discharges to the Willamette River

Reader Profile: Elizabeth Wong

Reader Profile: Elizabeth Wong

North Port, FL, bills itself as a city where one can “achieve anything.” Ever since Elizabeth Wong came on board in 2006 as its stormwater manger, she has personified “achievement,” building upon 28 years of public and private sector experience. Wong secured $3.17 million in state funding to supplement the

Teardowns

Along with high growth rates in the outer reaches of metropolitan areas, there is a growing housing market as high-income families move back to inner-ring suburbs and the central cities. To meet the housing needs of these groups, older structures, often located on small parcels (less than 10,000 square feet),

Atlanta’s “Flood of Record”

Atlanta’s “Flood of Record”

After a week of rain, on September 21, 2009, record flooding in the metro Atlanta, GA, area produced numbers that exemplify the stark reality of a disaster. To that point, as a “flood of record” with multiple records broken, the numbers speak for themselves, and are painfully articulate: An unusual

Stormwater Pollution: Getting at the Source

Now that MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer system) programs have become a major legal and financial concern for municipal public works directors throughout the country, it is time to reevaluate the role of source reduction, also known as pollution prevention. Greater emphasis on source reduction has the potential to improve

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