Tag: IDDE

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Project

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

Editor’s Comments: We Know What’s in the Water

Editor’s Comments: We Know What’s in the Water

You might think of this issue as the magazine’s sample case. Decades ago, sales reps ­traveled the country lugging heavy suitcases full of carpet swatches or wall coverings or even miniature models of farm machinery and equipment. Here, in a much easier-to-carry package, are some samples of—well, sampling equipment, which

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

Conservation	: WaterSense Partners Celebrate Water Saving Efforts

Conservation : WaterSense Partners Celebrate Water Saving Efforts

THE US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S (EPA’s) WaterSense program is celebrating 10 years of saving water for future generations through water-efficient products, homes, and programs. Thanks to the efforts of more than 1,700 program partners, WaterSense labeled products have helped save more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion

Current Leading Issues in Solid Waste Financial Planning

Over the past 35 plus years in the solid waste industry, first as a solid waste agency manager and now for the last 30 years as solid waste consultant, I find many agencies continuing to grapple with major issues of finding funding sources for their programs and developing fair and

Social Media in the Workplace

Social Media in the Workplace

Being something of a techno junkie, I’ve ridden the personal computer wave from the arrival of the MITS Altair 8800 in 1975, a wonderful but practically useless box, but one whose front panel programming switches and some blinking red lights seemed to me the gateway to the universe if only

Reader Profile: Lenny Konikow

Reader Profile: Lenny Konikow

The great irony: The planet is mostly water, which communities don’t always have when they need it, points out Lenny Konikow. The US Geological Survey (USGS) veteran has devoted more than 40 years as a ­research hydrogeologist to studying groundwater. His report, “Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900–2008),” points

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