Tag: pollution

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.

Reader Profile: David Truax

Reader Profile: David Truax

The workplace is often a balancing act between adhering to regulations and enhancing the bottom line. It’s the job of David Truax, CPESC, CPSWQ—a consultant/instructor at HB Next Corporation in Atlanta, GA—to help clients achieve that. The company provides services to construction companies, public and private utilities, and other industries

Interception and Filtration

Interception and Filtration

The trouble with stormwater runoff is that it travels along the ground surface and over pavement, picking up sediment and other contaminants as it goes. A well-designed surface water runoff collection and drainage system will funnel runoff from relatively large areas into individual collection points such as inlets and drains

Picturing the Flood

Picturing the Flood

As stormwater modeling software improves, stormwater professionals are discovering the ability to obtain more accurate information for typical projects as well as an increasing number of ways in which it can be used.

SWANA News

SWANA News

The ISWA World Congress & WASTECON 2017
On September 25–27, 2017, professionals and officials from over 60 countries headed to “Charm City” for the largest solid waste industry event in the world—The ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® 2017.

5K Fun Run/Walkfinishers braved theheat to competefor a great cause.

The conference

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Stormwater.

Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and

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