Tag: stormwater drainage system

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.

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Pipes, Detention, and Sand Filtration

Pipes, Detention, and Sand Filtration

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Designing Versatile Streetscapes

Designing Versatile Streetscapes

Dig a trench of an appropriate depth and width, cover it with a quality geotextile, fill it with correctly layered and sized aggregate, and place paving stones of brick or concrete block on top. This is the basic formula for not only a beautiful surface for pedestrians and vehicles, but

Project Profile: Retrofitting Virginia’s Capitol Square

Project Profile: Retrofitting Virginia’s Capitol Square

Last summer, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of General Services, the city of Richmond, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay completed a green stormwater retrofit of Virginia’s Capitol Square. As have other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Virginia has paid increasing attention to the

Stormwater and More

Stormwater and More

When stormwater projects have multiple purposes and succeed in fulfilling them, then they are definitely giving the communities and citizens they serve more for their money. One such project is in Kent, OH. The Middle Cuyahoga River made Ohio’s 303(d) list of impaired waters in 2000. The reason for its

Stormwater Conveyance

North America’s population is mushrooming. Its piping infrastructure is dated in many places. Older stormwater and combined storm/sanitary sewer pipes are leaking or too small to accommodate an increasing populace whose housing needs mean more paved and impervious surfaces, causing a greater volume and velocity of runoff. In urban areas

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