Tag: stormwater

Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow.

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,

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

Work on the average construction site disrupts many cubic yards of dirt. All of that disrupted soil poses a big sediment control challenge. Given the unpredictability of storms and rainfall, controlling sediment requires vigilance. It also adds to the cost of construction projects. But if sedimentation is not controlled, the

It’s Manslaughter

It’s Manslaughter

Last week, as you’ve probably heard, five people in Michigan were charged with involuntary manslaughter for circumstances related to the Flint water crisis—specifically for their failure to sound the alert about increases in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease. It’s believed that pipes corroded by the city’s new source

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

“I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach maturity if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.” –Bill Watterson

Past Stormwater Paradigms
Way back in 2001 (when some of you were in junior high, I was reminded), I wrote an article for ­Stormwater ­magazine called “Stormwater ­Paradigms.”

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

What does it take to get people to care about what’s going on in their watershed? Or maybe there’s a question we need to ask even before that one—how many people really understand the dynamics of the water cycle, or for that matter what a watershed is? (Previous studies have

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Huge projects like the widening of US 202 in Pennsylvania span several years and several seasons. Stormwater and erosion control is an important part of the planning process, and a variety of soil erosion control devices play a role. Changing topography and limited highway easements sometimes result in steep slopes

Reader Profile: Steven Peck

Reader Profile: Steven Peck

For Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, “It’s clear we can do better in terms of how we develop buildings and cities. We can make them healthier places for ourselves and to support other forms of life in biodiversity. Green roofs in particular are unparalleled in the scope and scale

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