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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.

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged ­budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow-moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water. Yet,

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged ­budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow-moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water.

A Graceful Strength

A Graceful Strength

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water.

Flood Warning Systems

Flood Warning Systems

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Stormwater Magazine in June 2009.

When it comes to addressing stormwater management problems and dealing with the permitting process of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), stormwater managers and hydrologists have more tools in the toolbox these days than ever before. Software programs can

Methods in Construction Site Sediment Control

Methods in Construction Site Sediment Control

In Part 2 of this continuing series on the topic of sediment control methods at construction sites, author Linda Robinson discusses a highway widening project that manages sediment and erosion control in order to protect the water quality of a nearby stream. During the widening of the existing roadway and

Methods in Construction Site Sediment Control

In Part Two of this continuing series on the topic of sediment control methods at construction sites, author Linda Robinson discusses a highway widenting project that manages sediment and erosion control in order to protect the water quality of a nearby stream. During the widenting of the existing roadway and

Getting the Upper hand on Sediment

Getting the Upper hand on Sediment

We live in a world of acronyms and equations. A world where letters are used for numbers and WOW upside-down is good old MOM. For instance, if the QSP or PE recommends HERO, he may inform the LRP. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the world of

Conservation Subdivisions: More Than Just a Stormwater Tool

Conservation Subdivisions: More Than Just a Stormwater Tool

As development costs are skyrocketing and issues like water quality, NPDES, and protection of sensitive areas are coming more to the forefront than ever before, design engineers and developers alike are looking for cost-effective solutions to their development woes. Conservation subdivisions may be an alternative that yields the same number

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