March 16, 2016 12:37
For many contractors, geosynthetics are so integral to their work, that they can’t imagine how they could live without them. These geowebs, meshes, cells and textiles are the fabrics of their lives, and it seems like there’s more of them every day. Rather than sorting them by type, it may be easier to consider geosynthetics by their applications....
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
The Ohio Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to a new stormwater management program. Five communities and the local retail lobby had taken the Northeast Ohio regional Sewer District to court. They contested the sewer district’s authority to manage stormwater and charge fees to pay for the program....
July 15, 2015 12:26
Water always follows the path of least resistance. Usually, this isn’t a problem. Irrigating our crops, filling our reservoirs, even filtering our groundwater is all made possible by gravity working on water. Sometimes, though, gravity is not your friend. Sometimes water pools where it shouldn’t and causes drainage problems, great and small. Let’s take a look at some major and minor dra...
April 10, 2014 06:26
A stormwater drainage creek in Columbus, Georgia, that runs between a homeowner’s property and an urban forest owned by a local cemetery is causing problems. On dry days, the creek is a trickle, but during and after heavy rains it’s a raging river, and is causing erosion of the riverbank....

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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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