Tag: stormwater treatment system

Managing the quantity and quality of stormwater is termed, “Stormwater Management.” The term Best Management Practice (BMP) or stormwater control measure (SCM)[14] is often used to refer to both structural or engineered control devices and systems (e.g. retention ponds) to treat or store polluted stormwater, as well as operational or procedural practices (e.g. street sweeping). Stormwater management includes both technical and institutional aspects.

Going Underground

Sometimes, when it comes to stormwater detention and treatment, the best place to go is underground. “Like everything else, cost is the main concern,” says Gil Colman of Colman Engineering PLC in Harrisonburg, VA. Typically, land-based best management practices (BMPs) such as ponds, vegetated swales, and filter strips tend to

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Despite economic challenges, MS4 communities throughout the United States continue to put forth a significant effort in addressing one of the key elements of NPDES Phase II: pollution prevention and good housekeeping. North Port, FL In North Port, FL, stormwater manager Elizabeth Wong of the Planning Zoning and Engineering Department

Recycling Center Exceeds Regulations With Advanced LID

Since 1995, Ben’s Recycling center in Oceanside, CA, has been taking waste and unwanted electronics safely off customers’ hands. The facility needed to expand; the proposed new facility would be a state-of-the-art indoor recycling center located around the corner from the recycling center’s current location. The drainage area of concern

Implementing LID for New Development

Implementing LID for New Development

The policy makers have jumped on the low-impact development (LID) bandwagon and have given the marching orders to staff: LID for everyone! Come back with an implementation plan. This is the story of LID in the city of Somewhere , in Brevard County, FL. While the name is fictitious, the

The Navy and Stormwater

The Navy and Stormwater

The US Navy has taken a service-wide approach in adopting a new low-impact development (LID) policy for stormwater management at its facilities. In December 2007, the Navy’s deputy assistant secretary for environment, Donald Schregardus, announced the change at the Chesapeake Bay Observation System (CBOS) User Forum in Norfolk, VA. The

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