May 15, 2015 06:08
Million-Gallon Sewer Tank The town of Elkhart, Indiana, is installing a $7.09 million sewer tank to house one million gallons of sewer water. The hole has already been dug, measuring 190 feet in length, 90 feet in width and 35 feet in depth....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the New Jersey coastline, from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, to collect information for future beach replenishment projects....
March 17, 2015 12:12
Keeping up with stormwater runoff can be a full-time job—and for many of us it is! Stormwater management is especially challenging for contractors who work in longestablished cities. Many of these older communities do not have the proper drainage systems in place to handle any flex in overflow volume....
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....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
Elected officials in Belmont, Massachusetts, want to update the town’s stormwater bylaw, and doing so may mean shelving plans for an affordable housing complex. The new bylaw is meant to detect illicit discharge, better control construction runoff and protect the nearby Mystic River watershed....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
Eroding Hill Creates Hazard: A certain waterfall in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is viewed as an eyesore rather than a natural beauty. The result of a chamber formed from erosion into a local hillside, the ‘waterfall’ has caused up to $20,000 in local property damage when an intense storm struck the area....
July 18, 2011 04:48
With environmental compliance in mind, a general contracting company was required to find a solution to turn turbid, coal-laden water into clean, clear water prior to discharge into a neighboring trout stream. Not doing so meant facing the possibility of stiff fines and a project shutdown for violations of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...
March 19, 2012 04:23
Judge Issues Stormwater Ruling New York State Supreme Court Justice Joan Lefkowitz ruled earlier this month that the state Department of Environmental Conservation must alter its stormwater runoff permit to help control the runoff into the Long Island Sound and other high risk waterways....

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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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