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A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses or (rarely) other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The world of permeable pavers is multifaceted. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be placed in a wide range of configurations to match tastes, function, or budgets. They can play a central role in meeting a wide variety of water-quality improvement goals. Projects employing permeable

Meaningful Dry-Weather Flow Reductions

Meaningful Dry-Weather Flow Reductions

Dry-weather runoff, or non-stormwater discharge, is flow that enters the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) from a combination of activities including lawn watering, over-irrigation, car washing, illegal discharges, and groundwater seepage. These flows, often called “urban drool,” pose an environmental threat due in large part to the trash, sediment,

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

Collaborative construction delivery models such as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) with preconstruction services are increasingly proving beneficial to owners and contractors. City and County of Denver’s River Vision is a stunning example of how these methods are providing increased value.

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The world of permeable pavers is multifaceted. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be placed in a wide range of configurations to match tastes, function, or budgets. They can play a central role in meeting a wide variety of water-quality improvement goals. Projects employing permeable

Project Profile: Information Integration

Project Profile: Information Integration

New utility scanning technology is now available that will add to the professional utility contractor’s toolbox. The new UtilityScan system from GSSI uses a novel approach called “sensor fusion,” in which coils that detect power radiated from electrical cables are fused with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in a single box. This

37th NRRA Annual Recycling Conference- Another Successful Event!

37th NRRA Annual Recycling Conference- Another Successful Event!

Epsom, NH – On May 21 – 22, 2018 NRRA hosted over 700 attendees, speakers and exhibitors at the 37th Annual Conference and Expo at The Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, NH. While the recycling industry is struggling to combat issues such as China’s recent ban on recyclable imports, organics/compost

Backflow Prevention Methods

Backflow Prevention Methods

Without a source of clean, safe water, neither individuals nor communities can survive. So perhaps the greatest invention of any civilization is a way to ensure clean, safe water. Supplying clean, potable water is both complicated and straightforward. The actual process is a relatively simple series of steps (extraction from

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