Tag: stormwater sewer

A storm drain is defined as that portion of the storm drainage system that receives runoff from inlets and conveys the runoff to. some point where it is then discharged into a channel, water body, or piped system. It consists of one or more pipes connecting. one or more

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.

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

There’s an old advertising saying: “You never see a piano ad unless you’re in the market to buy a piano.” And this might also be true of stormwater inlets. The ubiquitous receptacles are such a routine feature of streets and parking lots that they’re virtually invisible. But, if you are

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.

Investing in Green

Investing in Green

Much of the country’s original infrastructure is 50 years old or older, and a lot of it is in desperate need of repair or replacement. “Aging is a huge issue,” confirms Brian DePonte, editorial contact with Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp. that provides business-to-business equipment financing solutions. “A

Leak Detection Is Not Wasted

Leak Detection Is Not Wasted

The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that 7 billion gallons of water go unaccounted for every day in the United States.

Meanwhile, droughts are expected to keep getting longer and more severe, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Inlet Protection During Construction—and After

Inlet Protection During Construction—and After

Water—a simple molecule of one oxygen and two hydrogens, with such a simple design. It’s the very structure of water that makes it strong enough to force boulders loose on a hillside. By water’s polarity, water molecules attract more water molecules and soon the long branched “polymers” are strong enough

Inlet Protection During Construction and After

Inlet Protection During Construction and After

Water-a simple molecule of one oxygen and two hydrogens, with such a simple design. It’s the very structure of water that makes it strong enough to force boulders loose on a hillside. By water’s polarity, water molecules attract more water molecules and soon the long branched “polymers” are strong enough

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

Restoring the World’s Largest Freshwater System

Restoring the World’s Largest Freshwater System

When Mother Nature decided enough was enough and signaled an end to the last Ice Age, the huge glacier blanketing what is now Ontario, Canada, with ice nearly 4 1/2 miles thick, began to melt. As the ice retreated to the north it left deep depressions in the land, which

Armored Stability

Armored Stability

Gone are the days when cementing a stream was the only solution to a tough slope stabilization problem. Streams are systems, and the best ways to fight erosion on their slopes often involves multiple solutions, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station’s Environmental Impact Research Program

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