Tag: stormwater pipe

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.

Sea Rise

Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered they might easily take on the glass half-empty or glass half-filled analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

With flooding, sinkholes, danger, and suspense, this story may resemble the latest Hollywood adventure film. However, it is the real-life saga of a stormwater pipe collapse on Birmingham, AL’s Highway 280 and a race against time along one of the state’s busiest roadways. Its dramatic narrative rivals any blockbuster action

Stormwater Pipe Inspection and Repair

Stormwater Pipe Inspection and Repair

A recent California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) stormwater pipe repair project his company executed in California symbolizes two issues faced nationwide in drainage pipe and repair, points out Scott Odell of Michels Pipe Services.

Pipe Inspection and Repair

Pipe Inspection and Repair

A recent California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) stormwater pipe repair project his company executed in California symbolizes two issues faced nationwide in drainage pipe and repair, points out Scott Odell of Michels Pipe Services.

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many

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NEXSENS TECHNOLOGY
The NexSens G2-RAIN Alert System is an all-in-one tipping bucket rain gauge, data logger, cellular modem, and battery pack for real-time rainfall monitoring and alert notifications. It can be quickly deployed on a 2-inch NPT pole for use in flood alert systems, stormwater applications, and construction site monitoring. The

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Orlando, FL, is home to Cinderella’s Castle. It’s where 17.2 million visitors pass through the gates to Mickey’s house annually. Upon its opening in 1971, Disney World hosted some 10,000 visitors, all of them happy to pay the $3.50 admission to the Magic Kingdom. Today, that same admission price is

Stopping a Sinkhole: A Case Study (Part 1)

Stopping a Sinkhole: A Case Study (Part 1)

This article first appeared in the May 2016 issue of Water Efficiency. Read part 2 here. 

Flooding, sinkholes, danger, suspense, a race against time, and Mother Nature—this story is not the latest adventure film served up by ­Hollywood, but it could be! In 2013, the real-life saga of the stormwater pipe collapse

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

With flooding, sinkholes, danger, and suspense, this story may resemble the latest Hollywood adventure film. However, it is the real-life saga of a stormwater pipe collapse on Birmingham, AL’s Highway 280 and a race against time along one of the state’s busiest roadways. Its dramatic narrative rivals any blockbuster action

Water Sustainability in Prisons

Water Sustainability in Prisons

The average cost of confinement across the country is approaching $30,000 a year for each prisoner, says Tommy Norris, who operates www.greenprisons.org. The most recent US Department of Justice prison population count places it at 2.1 million.

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