Tag: total maximum daily load

A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a regulatory term in the U.S. Clean Water Act, describing a value of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards.

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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

Stormwater Monitoring

Stormwater Monitoring

The most dramatic and identifying characteristic of water is that it is always moving. Even so-called standing water is never completely static; it’s either being drawn by gravity to seep down into the earth or being agitated by warmth at the surface to rise into the air as a vapor.

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

Making Every Drop Count

Making Every Drop Count

The most dramatic and identifying characteristic of water is that it is always moving. Even so-called standing water is never completely static; it’s either being drawn by gravity to seep down into the earth or being agitated by warmth at the surface to rise into the air as a vapor.

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — The City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell today announced receivership of a national honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Known industry-wide as engineering’s “Academy Awards”— the competition concludes with a gala celebrating U.S. engineering firms for projects demonstrating

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell Recognized for National Engineering Excellence

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— The City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell today announced receivership of a national honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Known industry-wide as engineering’s “Academy Awards”— the competition concludes with a gala celebrating U.S. engineering firms for projects demonstrating exceptional

TMDLs in Court

TMDLs in Court

The Clean Water Rule has suffered a few blows; last week the Trump administration suspended it, pending a planned issue of its own version sometime this year, and a couple of weeks before that the Supreme Court ruled that only federal district courts, not appeals courts, should have jurisdiction in

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