Tag: stormwater projects

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.

Protecting Coastal Waters

Protecting Coastal Waters

San Diego, CA, is a city with scenic coastlines along the Pacific Ocean, a world-class zoo, a long association with the US Navy, a growing population and economy, and a lively tourism industry. Managing stormwater in this beautiful city involves dealing with a myriad of challenges.

Protecting Puget Sound

Protecting Puget Sound

A common purpose runs through many, likely most, stormwater projects in the greater Seattle area and other western Washington cities, certainly in the projects profiled in this story.

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.

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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.

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