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....
May 15, 2015 06:08
It was one of those nights where I just couldn’t sleep, so my mind began to wander. This night, I happened to think of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Where did it come from and how did it get to be so powerful? The next day, I began to do a little research....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
If you were watching the news when these breaks occurred, you saw that they wreaked havoc to the surrounding areas. Many streets flooded; in addition, the break in Westwood flooded the basketball arena at UCLA, where they had just recently installed a new wooden floor....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
There’s something majestic about a river. Volumes of lore, literature and lyrics have been inspired by the ripple and flow of mighty rivers and scenic woodland streams. Entire civilizations have grown up around these lifegiving waterways . . . the Nile, the Ganges, the Mississippi....
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....
March 21, 2011 04:57
According to the drain commissioner, although there has been an increase in residential permits, their fees are smaller and do not generate as much money as commercial permits....

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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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