Tag: stormwater design

Managing the quantity and quality of stormwater is termed, “Stormwater Management.” The term Best Management Practice (BMP) or stormwater control measure (SCM) is often used to refer to both structural or engineered control devices and systems (e.g. retention ponds) to treat or store polluted stormwater, as well as operational or procedural practices (e.g. street sweeping).

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Permeable pavement is taking center stage now as erosion control and stormwater green infrastructure projects aim to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Stopping Nonpoint-Source Pollution
In Columbia, MO, the Public Works Department received a Clean Water Act 319 grant for stormwater improvements to reduce nonpoint-source pollution into the creeks and streams.

An Approach for Communities to Assess Stormwater Application and Detention Requirements for Overall Watershed Health

An Approach for Communities to Assess Stormwater Application and Detention Requirements for Overall Watershed Health

Communities, especially those with limited resources, face many issues when trying to protect their local watersheds through the use of stormwater policies. Stormwater policies that are imposed on new development have the ability to enhance a community’s overall watershed health (Ferguson 1998). However, past requirements often relate only to large

Guest Editorial: Dumbing Down Hydrology

Why are we dumbing down hydrology for engineers? When I say “dumbing down,” what I mean is that we (the stormwater profession) are telling engineers to use pre-computer, simple methods and techniques to size stormwater facilities. I recently asked a noted, national stormwater expert this question, and his response was

Constructed Wetlands

Constructed Wetlands

Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes.

Letter to the Editor

These comments were submitted by the Florida Stormwater Association in response to an article in our November/December 2014 issue, “Nitrogen Loading From Residential Turfgrass.” –Editor

Background
In Florida, city and county governments are under increasing pressure to develop and implement cost-effective tools to address state and federal water-quality goals for nitrogen

Cultec Launches New Website

BROOKFIELD, CT/May 1, 2015 — CULTEC, Inc., manufacturer of the Contactor and Recharger plastic septic and stormwater retention/detention chambers, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.cultec.com , provides a company history as well as detailed information, downloads and images for the company’s lines of stormwater management and septic

Small Airports, Big Challenges

Small Airports, Big Challenges

There are more than 19,000 aviation facilities in the United States and its territories, based on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) 2012 Report to Congress: National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) 2013–2017 and the FAA’s 2012 report on General Aviation. These facilities include more than 13,400 airports and 5,500

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