Tag: surface water quality

Water quality standards define the goals for a water body by designating its uses, setting criteria to measure attainment of those uses, and establishing policies to protect water quality from pollutants.

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

Pierce County’s Surface Water Management (SWM) division is charged with maintaining both the natural surface water systems and the stormwater collection and conveyance infrastructure within its unincorporated 1,800-square-mile service area (population 380,000). These areas include an impressive variability in landscapes: from glacial streams of Mt. Rainier to fertile farmlands of

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

Pierce County’s Surface Water Management (SWM) division is charged with maintaining both the natural surface water systems and the stormwater collection and conveyance infrastructure within its unincorporated 1,800-square-mile service area (population 380,000). These areas include an impressive variability in landscapes: from glacial streams of Mt. Rainier to fertile farmlands of

StormCon Program

StormCon Program

StormCon 2017, the Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, will take place August 27–31 in Bellevue, WA, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference features more than 130 presentations in six conference tracks, plus panel discussions and a tour of local stormwater facilities.
The schedule of presentations

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

In May, EPA sent a letter to all state governors asking for their input on the new definition of “waters of the US,” also known as navigable waters. An accompanying press release noted that the proposed new definition “is in-line with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 Rapanos

Water for Colorado Springs

Water for Colorado Springs

Colorado is known as the “mother of rivers.” Several major rivers originate along the Continental Divide in the state and flow to either the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf Coast. These rivers include the Colorado, Arkansas, Rio Grande, Platte Rivers, and several others. The city of Grand Junction is named

Where Old Snow Goes to Melt

Where Old Snow Goes to Melt

A fresh snowpack can bring a feeling of natural beauty to even the most densely developed, highly urbanized area. For many towns and cities, when that snow piles on several inches deep, a series of policy changes go into effect. Schoolkids cheer to have the day off; some workers might

“Mildly Radioactive”

“Mildly Radioactive”

Those of us concerned with surface water quality generally keep a wary eye on the amount of nutrients entering our lakes and rivers. Nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers—much of it from agricultural lands, some from urban stormwater runoff—are a big contributor to algae blooms and dead zones, and in high

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Safety Matters
SURGE OF WASTE-RELATED FATALITIES—UNACCEPTABLE
Arecent increase in fatal accidents involving garbage trucks is of great concern and is unacceptable. In March, SWANA’s safety tracking identified ten separate incidents in which someone in the United States has been killed in an accident involving a truck carrying garbage or recyclables.

SWANA has developed

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA SAFETY
SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries.

At the start of 2016, SWANA launched several important initiatives that will help all SWANA members—U.S. and

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