Tag: surface water

Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean. It can be contrasted with groundwater and atmospheric water.

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

A ONCE HIGHLY CONTAMINATED FOrmer mining site in eastern Ontario is nearing complete decommissioning due in part to the use of HydroStraw Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM). Initial specifications called for an erosion control blanket. Kurt Vanclief, owner of Willowlee Sod Farms, which was contracted to do the erosion control on

Keeping the Water Contained

Keeping the Water Contained

Cofferdams in one form or another have been around for quite some time. Of course, centuries ago, they were not made of vinyl or geosynthetic materials. In 539 BC, King Cyrus of Persia used earthen cofferdams to divert the Euphrates River temporarily. By using this tactic, his armies were able

Twenty-Year Engineering Assessment of an LID Facility in Boulder, CO

This article provides a summary of the evolution of small stormwater control facilities constructed approximately 20 years ago using low impact development (LID) principles at a 10,000-square-foot office site in Boulder, CO. This project was undertaken to demonstrate how surface stormwater controls designed as multifunctional systems can support regionally appropriate

Meters, Metrics, and People Power

Meters, Metrics, and People Power

A long row of gently aging tin cabins lines the wooded shore of Douglas Lake in Munro Township on the northern tip of Michigan. First built in 1908, the cabins, rustic and durable on the exterior, undergo interior makeovers on a regular basis to keep pace with the ever-changing tastes

Keep on Trucking

Keep on Trucking

Wheel wash systems are often one of the least recognized landfill structures for ensuring safety, health, and environmental protection. But they are far from being the least important—not that any landfill protective system is unimportant. For a minor capital investment and minimal operating costs, landfill owners and operators can achieve

Reader Profile: Lindsey Olson

Reader Profile: Lindsey Olson

As more tenured water operations employees retire, “there is a pressing need to recruit talent into the water industry to ensure the continued quality of our water,” notes Melanie Kennedy, senior vice president of human resources for American Water, the nation’s largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded water and

New Sizing Metrics for Water Storage

New Sizing Metrics for Water Storage

Fire flow needs and regulations have always dominated the metrics for sizing the water storage capacity of a municipality or business. But these days, climate change, drought, and population growth have entered the picture as additional factors requiring consideration.

“Forgotten Communities” in Puerto Rico Still Lack Safe Water

“Forgotten Communities” in Puerto Rico Still Lack Safe Water

WaterStep is Working with Puerto Rican Officials to Install 78 Safe Water Systems throughout the Island

Twenty-two of WaterStep’s water chlorination systems and bleach makers were installed in the hardest-hit municipalities of Puerto Rico last week. Thanks to a $233,000 grant from United for Puerto Rico, a non-profit formed by

Transforming Springfield’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

Transforming Springfield’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

The Mill Race Stormwater Facility, one of the largest regional water quality treatment ponds in the city of Springfield, OR, includes a vegetated drainage swale, trailhead, and a multi-use path enhancing the historic Mill Race for recreational values and wildlife habitat. The project included the involvement of multi-disciplinary local agencies

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