Tag: stormwater drain

A storm drain, storm sewer (US), surface water drain/sewer (UK), stormwater drain (Australia and New Zealand), or simply a drain or drain system is designed to drain excess rain and ground water from impervious surfaces such as paved streets, car parks, parking lots, footpaths, sidewalks, and roofs. Storm drains vary in design from small residential dry wells to large municipal systems. They are fed by street gutters on most motorways, freeways and other busy roads, as well as towns in areas which experience heavy rainfall, flooding and coastal towns which experience regular storms. Many storm drainage systems are designed to drain the storm water, untreated, into rivers or streams.

Public-Private Partnerships for Green Infrastructure

(WASHINGTON – January 10, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and Prince George’s County today announced a $100 million initiative to demonstrate how community-based, public-private partnerships can spur green infrastructure-driven stormwater controls, while creating thousands of local jobs and boosting economic growth. EPA and MDE

Public-Private Partnerships for Green Infrastructure

(WASHINGTON — January 10, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and Prince George’s County today announced a $100 million initiative to demonstrate how community-based, public-private partnerships can spur green infrastructure-driven stormwater controls, while creating thousands of local jobs and boosting economic growth. EPA and MDE

Trends in Stormwater Monitoring

Trends in Stormwater Monitoring

Today’s trends in stormwater monitoring and sampling are focusing on research as well as how to better manage stormwater onsite, industry observers say. Meeting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements continues to be a focus of many stormwater monitoring efforts. Instrument manufacturers are rolling out integrated systems designed

A New Old Water Source

It is a simple technology. Rain can be captured from rooftops in a simple rain barrel or in a complex cistern system holding many thousand gallons of water. The revival of rainwater harvesting in the US began in the 1990s, driven by two movements. The US Clean Water Act, first

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Despite economic challenges, MS4 communities throughout the United States continue to put forth a significant effort in addressing one of the key elements of NPDES Phase II: pollution prevention and good housekeeping. North Port, FL In North Port, FL, stormwater manager Elizabeth Wong of the Planning Zoning and Engineering Department

Wetlands for Stormwater Management

Wetlands for Stormwater Management

Wetlands, newly constructed or restored, are playing an important role in sustainable design strategies to manage stormwater. They are integral parts of projects in both urban and open or undeveloped areas around the country. Sometimes wetlands are created to manage stormwater only onsite, but increasingly they are an option where

When Sediment Control Goes Underground

Underground stormwater treatment systems remove sediment and other pollutants from postconstruction runoff without taking up scarce land space. Sometimes, though, out of sight is out of mind. And that can be a problem.

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