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....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
The earth is covered with soil, forming a living, breathing environment. One of its purposes is to help support plant growth. When the soil is disturbed either by construction or natural causes, and is left open to the elements, that’s when the damage occurs....
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Justice and the states of Alabama and Iowa have reached a landmark agreement for an innovative resolution of past environmental issues with cast iron pipe manufacturer McWane, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed....
March 17, 2015 12:12
If you’ve ever lived where the weather gets snowy, or there are frequent, intense rainstorms, you’re probably familiar with the concept of the “mud room.” It’s the place where you shed your snow and rain boots and other gear to keep from tracking muck into the rest of the house....
March 21, 2011 04:57
The International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals’ 2011 Certified Hydroseeding Professional (CHP) program will continue through March, 2011....
May 16, 2011 04:52
As I watched the power of the tsunami while it rolled over parts of Japan, it hit me how strong the forces of Mother Nature really are. We saw the effects of the tsunami that hit Indonesia last year and the damage it brought, but watching this one as it made its way across parts of Japan was in some terrible way fascinating to watch. I was stunned to see the devastation it left behind....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
The Board of Commissioners in Jackson County, Michigan, is looking into challenging the legality of the city’s stormwater fee. The Board contends that the fee is actually a tax which, under the state’s constitution, should have been voted on by residents before it was levied....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
The Bay Area Regional Water Control Board in San Francisco, California, imposed the penalty after regional board inspectors found several violations on the construction site....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Using geotextiles for soil erosion and soil stabilization had its origins 35 centuries ago in ancient Egypt, where Pharoah’s slaves were made to lay woven mats of reeds to help stabilize roads and byways....

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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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