March 15, 2017 03:22
A recent visit from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) left the state of Georgia with a ‘D+’ in stormwater management. The grade comes from a culmination of several categories, such as condition, operation, maintenance, funding, future needs and safety....
Feb. 3, 2017 10:00
Oregon has slammed McMenamins Inc., with a $62,553 fine for illegally dumping pollutants into natural waterways. A recent inspection at the food, lodging and entertainment company’s Edgefield,...
Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Dec. 8, 2016 08:32
Eleven neighborhood associations and non-profits in Lexington, Kentucky, have been awarded more than $400,000 in grants to implement stormwater projects. The grants, funded by the Water Quality Ma...
Dec. 4, 2016 08:32
Moore Township is the first regional site to be checked by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for MS4 compliance of its separate municipal storm sewer systems. Infract...
Nov. 30, 2016 08:31
Municipal officials in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are submitting a ‘green first’ plan to deal with the region’s stormwater management problems. They hope to enact a green infrastructure ini...
Nov. 26, 2016 08:31
Homes are being bought out in Hammond, Indiana, to make way for a new stormwater basin. The 950’ by 180’ basin has a depth of about 1½ feet and holds up to 1.5 million gallons of water. The ...
Nov. 22, 2016 04:15
California’s State Water Resources Control Board will provide $9.5 million in grants to be given to 28 different stormwater-capture projects in California. The aim of these grants is to continue battling California’s five-year drought with stormwater and groundwater....
Oct. 28, 2016 06:53
When a slow-moving thunderstorm deposited 6-1/2 inches of rainfall in just two hours, it caused the Patapsco River to rise 14 feet. The flash flood devastated Ellicott City, Maryland, destroy...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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