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Soil is the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms that together support plant life. Two general classes are topsoil and subsoil.

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

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

The Palouse region of eastern Washington is known as one of the most fertile expanses of land in the world, with rich topsoil plunging to a depth of 100 feet or more. As Kurt Merg, vegetation ecologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, explains, it is one of

Working Hard for the Money

Working Hard for the Money

It’s not cheap to run a landfill. The costs vary by location, but estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency and various state agencies range from $300,000 to $800,000 per acre for the application, construction, and design and engineering, with as much as $100,000 per acre for overhead and quality control—costs

Geotracking

Geotracking

Do you know where your assets are?” Chris Stern, director at Trimble Water, asks water utilities. Infrastructure is constantly being built over, and often there are only hand-drawn sketches available to pinpoint its location. Even in cases where good records are kept, such as Los Angeles, they’re still not digital.

10 Parts Per Million

10 Parts Per Million

For decades, nitrates have boosted the productivity of America’s farmland. However, the crop-plumping substance has also produced negative effects by contributing to algae blooms and endangering humans as a potential carcinogen that accumulates in groundwater sources and soils.

The US drinking water standard for nitrate—10 parts per million—was set in 1991.

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The SP360 is Precon’s patented, unique low impact development (LID) retention best management practices (BMP) for stormwater management. It is designed to reduce the potential for downstream flooding, recharge groundwater basins where feasible, and reduce the likelihood of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The SP360 provides the engineer with

Natural Stream Channel Restoration

Natural Stream Channel Restoration

EPA protects water quality by regulating municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to reduce the pollutants that stormwater runoff carries into storm sewers. Nonpoint source pollutants from impervious surfaces such as oil, grease (hydrocarbons), heavy metals from vehicles and atmospheric deposition, fertilizers, pesticides, and sediments are commonly picked up by

ECA Executive Director Recognized with Zerosion Control Award

ECA Executive Director Recognized with Zerosion Control Award

Denver, CO – The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) executive director, Sharan Wilson, was the recipient of the November Zerosion award and was recognized as a finalist in the Zerosion Professional of the Year award.

The Zerosion Awards, put on by the BPS Group in Granada, Spain raises awareness

Slope Whisperers

Slope Whisperers

Cambridge, MA, maintains a series of three terminal reservoirs for drinking water. Fresh Pond has been one of the most prominent reservoirs in the city’s fleet of water sources and a favorite with the community, not just as a source of water, but also because of its role as a

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