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Stormwater management includes both technical and institutional aspects, including:
control of flooding and erosion;
control of hazardous materials to prevent release of pollutants into the environment (source control);
planning and construction of stormwater systems so contaminants are removed before they pollute surface waters or groundwater resources;
acquisition and protection of natural waterways or rehabilitation;
building “soft” structures such as ponds, swales, wetlands or green infrastructure solutions to work with existing or “hard” drainage structures, such as pipes and concrete channels;
development of funding approaches to stormwater programs potentially including stormwater user fees and the creation of a stormwater utility;
development of long-term asset management programs to repair and replace aging infrastructure;
revision of current stormwater regulations to address comprehensive stormwater needs;
enhancement and enforcement of existing ordinances to make sure property owners consider the effects of stormwater before, during and after development of their land;
education of a community about how its actions affect water quality, and about what it can do to improve water quality; and
planning carefully to create solutions before problems become too great.

Underground Stormwater Storage Case Studies

Underground Stormwater Storage Case Studies

Underground retention and detention systems continue to increase in popularity as urban and suburban infill prompts careful consideration of proposed land uses on high-value real estate. Placing stormwater management underground frees up space for higher value land uses and greater return on investment. Additionally, trends toward water awareness and reclamation,

Taking Stormwater Storage Underground

Taking Stormwater Storage Underground

Underground retention and detention systems continue to increase in popularity as urban and suburban infill prompts careful consideration of proposed land uses on high-value real estate. Placing stormwater management underground frees up space for higher value land uses and greater return on investment. Additionally, trends toward water awareness and reclamation,

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.

29 Million Gallons a Minute

29 Million Gallons a Minute

How would you define the rather nebulous term “green infrastructure” to people who, for the most part, don’t care about stormwater? Now that California is getting rain again and reservoirs are refilling, at least to an extent, many people would like to believe everything’s back to normal and we can

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

Recently Laura Sanchez, the editor of our sister publication Water Efficiency, questioned whether private investment in public works projects is helpful or harmful. As she discusses here, the much-needed infusion of capital from private sources is, in many cases, offset by rate hikes and the loss of control a public

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

Tampa Tackles Flooding

Tampa Tackles Flooding

Located on the western coast of Florida, Tampa is situated between two bodies of water: Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay. They flow together to form Tampa Bay, which joins the Gulf of Mexico.

EPA Launches New Guide for Long-Term Stormwater Planning

EPA Launches New Guide for Long-Term Stormwater Planning

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing stormwater pollution. EPA’s tools promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments, and help compliance with environmental requirements.

EPA has released a step-by-step guide

Let’s Not Privatize It All

Let’s Not Privatize It All

Funding for public projects and capital improvements is a tricky thing. General tax revenues might not generate what you need—or more likely you won’t get the share of the general fund you require to accomplish what you’re trying to do. Impact fees are likely to generate some pushback from developers.

Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

Stormwater runoff in Denver, CO, flows to two entities: Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. Maintaining and improving water quality in the city’s two main bodies of water is critical to Denver’s present and future.

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