Tag: stormwater storage

Bioretention is the process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff. Stormwater is collected into the treatment area which consists of a grass buffer strip, sand bed, ponding area, organic layer or mulch layer, planting soil, and plants. Runoff passes first over or through a sand bed, which slows the runoff’s velocity, distributes it evenly along the length of the ponding area, which consists of a surface organic layer and/or groundcover and the underlying planting soil.

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,

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 Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

A Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) approved StormChambers for One Loudoun, a large mixed-use development in Ashburn, Loudoun County, VA. It was one of the first applications where VDOT runoff water—combined with private runoff water—went to this type of system, notes Steve Pandish, director of water resources for the engineering

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.

Something New to Do in the Basement

Something New to Do in the Basement

Since its peak in the middle of the last century, the city of Detroit, MI, has lost more than 60% of its population, down from a high of 1,850,000 people. The decline of the auto industry, flight to the suburbs, and other factors have led to one of the most

Subterranean Solutions

Subterranean Solutions

The Germantown Mill Lofts project in Louisville, KY, involves extensive renovation of an entire city block in the middle of town. Previously, the site was the location of a cotton mill, dating to 1889. The property now consists of more than 250,000 square feet of apartments, multiuse facilities, and other

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many water utilities and facilities are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do you

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many facilities are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do you know what

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many waste facilities and landfills are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many facilities and construction companies are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their construction sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do

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