Apr 24, 2017
Nearly 800 cities have problems with overflowing sewers. They’re using green techniques to keep the water from ever reaching the drain.
Apr 17, 2017
How a group of gritty farmers turned Samsø, Denmark, into a premier global model of renewable energy.
Apr 11, 2017
Students of El Camino Creek Elementary’s SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) Team celebrate the groundbreaking of a project that will do their part to improve the environment on Wednesday. Photo by Aaron Burgin
Apr 10, 2017
This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
"Schools trading the blacktop for greentop as an innovative way to teach science" -Los Angeles Daily News
Apr 03, 2017
Some students in California don’t have to take field trips to parks or national forests for environmental education – they just open their classroom door.
Mar 31, 2017
Lima is returning to nature by diverting 1 percent of water fees to restore Andean forests, grasslands and wetlands that provide critical "ecosystem services" such as regulation of water flows.
Mar 19, 2017
Mayor Elorza recently signed an agreement with the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (DEM) to bring the city’s stormwater management system into compliance with its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit.
"Don’t want to swim in a stormwater polluted ocean? That’ll be $150 million, please." -Myrtle Beach Online
Mar 15, 2017
To construct 12 outfalls through the year 2052 and strip nearly 50 drainage pipes from the beach, the price tag is expected to reach nearly $150 million.
Mar 14, 2017
Environmental Groups Ask EPA to End Ag Stormwater Exemption.
"When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain" -LA Times
Mar 08, 2017
A recent study found that an array of projects could significantly boost stormwater collection in the Los Angeles Basin
Feb 28, 2017
NRDC filed two lawsuits this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act against stormwater polluters in the Baltimore and Los Angeles areas.
Feb 08, 2017
The 10,000-acre Trinity River Park creates much-needed civic space along the river that divides the city, by incorporating excess water into its adaptable design
Feb 03, 2017
We are finally learning that stormwater can be an asset to communities but now we need to make some urban planning and engineering changes to take advantage of it, writes architect Rinaldo Veseliza.
Jan 31, 2017
Constantly changing federal, state, and local rules governing stormwater discharges often increase both the complexity of compliance and cost of noncompliance.
Jan 25, 2017
Wilson sees stormwater as an all-of-the-above situation. Green roofs to catch it, rain barrels to store it, wetlands to slow it down, but stormwater pipes and cisterns and retention ponds for when there's just too much of it. ...
Jan 18, 2017
Scott Pruitt – President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency – stymied efforts to clean up chicken manure fouling a protected river as Oklahoma’s attorney general.
Jan 11, 2017
“We filled everything with native landscaping, trees, shrubs and minimized the amount of turf because turf basically allows all the stormwater to run off,”
Jan 04, 2017
Across California, there could be thousands or even tens of thousands of businesses dodging environmental rules and sending pollution into the state’s waters.
Dec 28, 2016
Traverse City officials are already predicting one of the key buzzwords of 2017: stormwater. The city is approaching a May deadline to wrap up a $2 million state and federal grant project to survey its wastewater and stormwater systems.
Dec 20, 2016
An innovative partnership to link stormwater management with workforce development will be under way soon at Detroit's Central High School.
"Close To $25 Billion Spent To Secure Green Infrastructure Worldwide In 2015" -The Ecosystem Marketplace
Dec 16, 2016
Governments, water utilities, companies, and communities around the world paid nearly US$25 billion (B) in 2015 for nature-based solutions to secure reliable access to clean water.
Dec 15, 2016
A new pilot project by City Digital, a consortium of public, private and higher education entities in Chicago, aims to test the effectiveness of different green stormwater projects using sensors and cloud computing.
"$4-million settlement will fund stormwater projects and a 'green street' for Watts" -The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dec 12, 2016
A South Los Angeles street will get an environmentally friendly face-lift, and new rain gardens and cisterns soon will appear at homes across Los Angeles County thanks to a $4-million settlement reached late last month.
Dec 09, 2016
This new method of managing stormwater is called “shared, stacked green infrastructure.” That means the system does more than one thing on a site, to provide additional community services or amenities beyond just managing rain runoff.
Dec 08, 2016
Newly passed bills in California are helping turn attention to green infrastructure projects that can help cities take advantage of stormwater to replenish groundwater, increase water supply and decrease water pollution.
"Singapore's Henderson Waves Bridge Shows How Green Infrastructure Is A City's Life Support System" -Forbes
Dec 02, 2016
Henderson Waves is an excellent example of multifunctionality, the integration and interaction of different functions or activities on the same piece of land for efficiency and sustainability, which makes sense in land-scarce Singapore.
Dec 01, 2016
In 2014, the engineering team at General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant realized that stormwater discharge fees were eating up a whopping 14 percent of the plant's utility bill.
Nov 27, 2016
Technology startup Mapistry is helping companies more easily comply with stormwater regulations, which is a bonus for business and the environment, say founders Allie and Ryan Janoch. We spoke to them as part of our “Meet the Minds” series.
Nov 17, 2016
Dr. Abdolreza Osouli, assistant professor in the SIUE School of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, and his team of students discuss their research progress with representatives from the IL DOT during a tour of the work site on campus.
Nov 14, 2016
The U.S. EPA and the state health department filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Colorado Springs over water quality violations and stormwater program shortfalls dating to '09.
Nov 11, 2016
DLANDstudio completes a landscape project that absorbs stormwater from Brooklyn’s most toxic waterway, Gowanus Canal.
Nov 07, 2016
The Norwalk Department of Public Works is turning to outside help to navigate through more stringent state and federal guidelines for stormwater management.
Nov 03, 2016
A natural solution to pollution cleans the Sound’s water for salmon, orcas and all who depend on clean water (like us!).
Nov 01, 2016
Money, will-power, and politics all factor into how much more Louisville will do to clean up its bacteria-laden waterways.
Oct 31, 2016
Clemson University and its collaborators hosted a recent seminar that focused on the most effective ways for local communities to finance these environmentally beneficial projects.
Oct 27, 2016
The EPA today announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing stormwater pollution.
Oct 26, 2016
EPA has awarded 12 grants across New England under its 2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program, totaling approximately $270,566, to fund community projects addressing environmental and public health issues.
Oct 26, 2016
EPA announced $62.6 million in funding for tribes in AZ, CA and NV to support environmental programs, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure development and community education.
Oct 21, 2016
With the population of cities such as Brisbane and Melbourne expected to double by 2061, many of our strategies with regard to how we manage our urban environment will have to change going forward.
Oct 19, 2016
Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. The projects are the 20th overall sustainable infrastructure award from Envision.
Oct 18, 2016
The U.S. EPA is awarding $1.3 million to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters and to support community revitalization and other local priorities.
Oct 14, 2016
Among the many Whispering Pines residents still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Matthew, some in the Arrowstone subdivision off Hardee Lane are blaming a substandard retention pond for flooding around their homes.
Oct 13, 2016
The recent study found human fecal pollution in almost all stormwater discharges measured at the Tourmaline Surf Park storm drain in the 2014 & 2015 wet seasons, despite the presence of separate storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems in San Diego.
Oct 11, 2016
Students at three Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) sites, met this week with a topographic survey team to begin the design and construction of three significant stormwater-related projects.
Oct 10, 2016
The Oregon DOT is dedicating the Stormwater Technology Testing Center in Northeast Portland today (October 7), which will provide a site for municipalities and private companies to test technologies that treat stormwater runoff.
Oct 07, 2016
Motorists struggle through a flooded I-75 at Grand River on Aug.16 in downtown Detroit. The 2016 Regional Stormwater Summit Friday at Lawrence Tech in Southfield will feature a variety of stakeholders trading ideas about stormwater management.
Oct 06, 2016
A coalition of City of Detroit leaders is working to build a database and mapping system to track the growing number of green infrastructure projects in the city.
Sep 30, 2016
The Conservation Law Foundation has followed through on its threat to sue Exxon Mobil Corp. over the pollution hazards posed by the energy giant’s waterfront terminal in Everett.
Sep 29, 2016
If builders can’t retain runoff, they can buy credits from projects that exceed requirements
Sep 27, 2016
City officials seek the support of the U.S. EPA on using "green" infrastructure such as rain gardens, green alleys and curb extensions to reduce combined sewer overflows.
Sep 26, 2016
This article explains the possible reasons why conventional policy has failed and also explores a new way to solve our problem.
Sep 23, 2016
When rain or irrigation water falls on pavement, it picks up grass clippings, chemicals, silt and other pollutants. This runoff flows through streets, gutters and storm systems before eventually reaching Florida’s waterways.
Sep 22, 2016
The Village of Lindenhurst would like to provide a friendly reminder from section 3.1.K Pool Dewatering from the SMPP. Chlorinated water discharged to surface waters, roadways or storm sewers has an adverse impact on local storm water quality.
Sep 21, 2016
Santa Monica is helping to reduce pollution and increase its water supply by capturing urban runoff. We talk to Neal Shapiro, the city’s Watershed Management Program coordinator, about its unique programs.
Sep 20, 2016
Cities and suburbs must do more to prevent erosion, flooding, nutrient runoff and other problems plaguing the state’s lakes and streams. Fortunately, many cities will be asked to take an important first step in coming weeks.
Sep 19, 2016
Stormwater capture may be the future water supply of the district. They intend to use it to maintain farming as well as improve the health of the aquifer and the entire hydrologic system.
Sep 15, 2016
The stated purpose of this new manual is to improve stormwater quality for new commercial and residential development by decreasing the nitrogen loading of groundwater in our region.
Sep 14, 2016
The U.S. EPA today announced that it has reached an agreement with Total Petroleum to settle the company’s alleged violations of requirements to control pollution from stormwater discharges at its Guaynabo Bulk Fuels Terminal.
"Municipalities turn to rain gardens as ways to manage stormwater, beautify areas" -American City and County
Sep 13, 2016
Cities and counties have found success in using rain gardens as a means of effective stormwater management while simultaneously beautifying their communities through the additional green space these gardens create.
Sep 12, 2016
When it rains, the runoff that is collected in a network of pipes ultimately ends up in the ocean where people swim. In Rehoboth Beach, there are five pipelines that drain the city's stormwater into the ocean just off the beach.
Sep 09, 2016
If California’s water emergency has taught providers anything, it is that they must they must diversify their supply — or face dire consequences.
Sep 08, 2016
We can be thankful the stormwater runoff at Van Ness is in no way as severe as it was in Cleveland Park this summer. But it is a problem, and we can learn from efforts to ameliorate the problem in Cleveland Park.
Sep 07, 2016
Detroit has a water problem. Or, more correctly, it has a stormwater problem.
Sep 01, 2016
Using D.C.'s unique credit-trading program, the Nature Conservancy is taking steps to protect the capital's water from pollution with stormwater management.
Aug 31, 2016
A Storm Water Solutions case study details how a well-engineered stormwater management system allowed a Walmart Supercenter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to maximize water storage and minimize the project footprint.
Aug 30, 2016
Multiple stormwater remediation projects in Harford not related to recent Chesapeake Bay Foundation testing
Aug 29, 2016
People visit the new "green street" project on Hartman Drive in Ventura. The project is an effort to protect waterways and beaches from pollution while recharging groundwater.
Aug 26, 2016
The EPA has graded the Charles River on its water quality each year since 1995 when it earned a D. In years hence, major improvements to sewer systems in Boston, Cambridge and beyond brought the grade up to where it stands today.
Aug 25, 2016
Under the $29-million expansion plan launched Monday, officials said the groundwater recharge facility will double in capacity by 2018, helping ween Angelenos off increasingly expensive and unreliable imported water.
Aug 24, 2016
In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stricter standards for the management of industrial waste.
Aug 23, 2016
Some towns in Central Massachusetts are leaning toward waging a legal challenge to new federal stormwater regulations that some say are too burdensome, too costly and go far beyond what the federal Clean Water Act intends.
Aug 22, 2016
The regulations prohibit illegal discharge of polluted water into sewer systems as well as requiring property owners to take steps to control erosion, particularly at construction sites where over an acre of land is disturbed.
Aug 19, 2016
California’s drought is entering its fifth year and we continue to look for new ways to meet our water supply needs.
Aug 11, 2016
The EPA today has awarded a $172,125 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Town of Evans, New York, to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality entering Lake Erie.
"California Nitrogen Assessment Shows the State of the Science on Nitrogen Use and Pollution" -UC Davis
Aug 09, 2016
It’s easy for nitrogen to become too much of a good thing, according to the report, which is the first state-level nitrogen assessment. Excess nitrogen can pollute groundwater and air, and impacts the environment, human health and climate change.
Aug 08, 2016
“EPA’s support enables Guam to advance its environmental programs,” said Alexis Strauss. “These investments will directly benefit the residents of Guam and the precious island resources.”
Aug 04, 2016
Duke Energy says that heavy rains on Tuesday caused up to 50,000 gallons of stormwater to run off a coal pile at the Roger Energy Complex into the Broad River near Mooresboro, N.C.
Aug 01, 2016
Municipalities and environmental groups have been coming together under the banner of the Stormwater Education Partnership to cope with the ever-evolving regulations surrounding stormwater management and the effects of development on water quality.
Jul 29, 2016
The U.S. DOJ, the U.S. EPA and the Nevada DEP have reached an agreement with the Nevada DOT to resolve alleged violations of NDOT’s stormwater permit.
Jul 27, 2016
State environmental regulators have fined the Port of Astoria $36,916 for violating its stormwater discharge permits. It’s the third time in three years the port has been penalized for stormwater violations.
Jul 22, 2016
The Department of Natural Resources released preliminary figures on Thursday for reductions that Milwaukee and other communities must meet for key pollutants flowing into the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers in the coming years.
Jul 21, 2016
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is looking to get ahead of that with a new stormwater treatment and research facility that will capture and treat about 169 million gallons of polluted stormwater each year.
Jul 20, 2016
Regional board says city failed to properly inspect private construction sites, enforce rules
Jul 19, 2016
Bel Air is currently up to code on stormwater management program
Jul 18, 2016
Stormwater runoff dumps directly into me through a series of large pipes, and droppings from ... How can the amount of pollution be reduced?
Jul 15, 2016
Numerous current and former DEP employees are claiming the agency purposely fabricated water quality statistics prior to government inspections. They say the DEP also took retaliatory action against whistle-blowers.
Jul 14, 2016
Stormwater is a common problem for every city across the country. What's unique about New York is the amount of time that is taking to effectively tackle it.
Jul 12, 2016
The Martin County Commission decided at an emergency meeting Tuesday to ask state and federal authorities to declare a disaster where blue-green algae has closed beaches.
Jul 06, 2016
A city in the heart of Silicon Valley is trying to modernize its approach to stormwater... The system dates back to the 1940s, but it is in the midst of a major overhaul.
Jul 01, 2016
Rio's waters were found to contain viruses up to 1.7 million more times hazardous than a beach in the U.S.
Jun 30, 2016
The U.S. EPA today announced two grants totaling $2.7 million to the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) of Alexandria, Va.
Jun 29, 2016
Zetterman took a moment to outline “six minimum control measures” contained in the master plan which he continues to update and develop through more specified ordinances and special programs initiated by the city.
Jun 28, 2016
As the city grapples with the ongoing problem of water pollution, high bacteria counts and beach closures, a new fee is being considered.
Jun 27, 2016
The U.S. EPA recently released its evaluations of Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions’ restoration efforts, and Maryland is on track to meet all its 2017 target goals.
"Yuengling to Upgrade Environmental Measures to Settle Clean Water Act Violations At Two Pennsylvania Breweries" -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jun 24, 2016
The U.S. EPA and the DOJ today announced that D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc., has settled Clean Water Act violations involving its two large-scale breweries near Pottsville, PA.
Jun 23, 2016
Cities across the U.S. are taking various measures to combat stormwater runoff and reduce pollution in local bodies of water, while raising awareness of the issue.
Jun 22, 2016
Financing nature-based solutions, or green infrastructure, reduces the impact of storm water run-off in city streets around the world, argues Craig Holland
Jun 20, 2016
Nearly half of Baltimore is covered with pavement, but officials are trying to remedy that for the Chesapeake
“San Jose agrees to $100 million pollution cleanup program to reduce trash, sewage spills” –The Mercury News
Jun 17, 2016
San Jose city officials on Tuesday agreed to spend more than $100 million over the next decade and beyond to reduce tons of trash that flows into creeks and San Francisco Bay, repair miles of leaking underground sewage pipes and clean stormwater contamina
Jun 16, 2016
Runoff is one of the main threats to the over 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams in the US that supply water for our crops, power our cities, support aquatic ecosystems, and provide numerous recreational and commercial opportunities.
Jun 15, 2016
Because of Seattle's location on Puget Sound, the city is planning to increase its street sweeping program significantly in 2016 in an effort to reduce stormwater runoff pollution.
Jun 14, 2016
When it rains, the plants work on soaking up and filtering the stormwater. This slows the flow of stormwater into the sewer system and helps keep pollutants out of area streams, rivers and lakes.
Jun 10, 2016
Volunteers and project partners celebrate the completion of four bioretention gardens on vacant Detroit lots last month.
Jun 08, 2016
Two silver-colored anaerobic digestion tanks inhale 450 tons of sludge and exhale at least 12,000 cubic meters of methane
"An American Finds Fame, and Lots of Cockroaches, in Hanoi’s Mucky Storm Drains" -The Wall Street Journal
Jun 07, 2016
Cleanup hobbyist hops into mucky storm drains to retrieve trash
"With Shawnee facing $100 million stormwater problem, fee and tax increases should be in play, public works director says" -Shawnee Dispatch
Jun 06, 2016
The city’s aging stormwater infrastructure is in dire need of repair and maintenance, but it’s going to require more money, said Doug Whitacre, Shawnee public works director.
Jun 03, 2016
The study found 20,658 pieces of buoys, floats, foam, plastics, and tires washing up on Hawai’i beaches.
Jun 02, 2016
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the Obama administration in a case regarding water pollution permits.
Jun 02, 2016
The 1972 Clean Water Act (or the CWA for short) is the primary legal line of defense against water pollution, especially in terms of ocean pollution here in Southern California.
Jun 01, 2016
When managed properly, this water is a valuable resource. However, when stormwater is managed like a waste product, it exacerbates flooding and becomes contaminated with pollutants.
May 31, 2016
The reason for the ambitious program? As in many older communities, most of the city is served by combined sewer systems, meaning that rainwater is directed into the same pipes that carry the flow from showers, sinks, and toilets.
"Students raise pollution awareness, mark Baraboo stormwater drains" -WiscNews: Baraboo News Republic
May 27, 2016
Members of Jack Young Middle School’s Science Club spent Tuesday afternoon affixing markers to storm drains. Each reads “No dumping: Drains to river.”
May 26, 2016
Three artificial islands, loaded with native wetland plants, are floating in one pond at Emerald Preserve, where they will work year-round to cleanse storm water of nutrients and other pollutants.
May 25, 2016
Columbia lobbyists for the state’s largest polluters are lobbying the legislature to take away the citizens’ right to protect our communities and clean water from illegal toxic pollution.
"Bioretention cells do a beautiful job of removing pollutants from stormwater runoff" -Clemson University
May 24, 2016
Clemson University’s Carolina Clear and its collaborators turned an unattractive stormwater detention basin into a state-of-the-art filtration system that is as pretty as it is environmentally friendly.
May 20, 2016
Companies may be nervous about China's recent Water Ten Plan because of the hefty penalties for errant firms.
May 19, 2016
Proposed modifications of the municipal stormwater permit that covers the state’s biggest cities and counties are available for public review.
May 18, 2016
The state of Oregon has lost $1.2 million in grant money this year because of the inability to target and control coastal pollution from logging, agriculture and other sources.
May 17, 2016
Massive pumps that flush floodwater from Miami Beach into Biscayne Bay during seasonal king tides are dumping something else into the bay: human waste.
May 16, 2016
EPA rules could mean a hefty spending hike for some communities.
May 13, 2016
Capturing stormwater is a new approach for California. It makes total sense for every state.
May 12, 2016
Lebanon County farmers worry new plan could turn Conservation District into arm of “Big Brother”.
May 11, 2016
The day after heavy rain caused flash flooding in several parts of Lincoln, voters overwhelmingly approved a $6.3 million stormwater bond.
May 10, 2016
New projects in works to reduce trash, sewage and stormwater pollution that render much of watershed unfit for recreation.
May 09, 2016
Authorities have concluded that pesticides and petroleum additives have entered the runoff from fire-fighting efforts at a Houston warehouse complex.
May 06, 2016
The current 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) is set to expire February 16, 2017, at which time the 2017 GCP will go into effect.
May 05, 2016
Elmhurst will soon go to the municipal bond market to borrow another $25 million for nine stormwater projects expected to be completed this year and next.
May 04, 2016
The Southern Delivery System (SDS), one of the largest water infrastructure projects completed in the U.S. this century, started delivering water to Colorado Springs customers.
May 02, 2016
Invercargill's storm drainage systems are below the New Zealand standard - but city leaders say improving them would cost too much money.
Apr 29, 2016
Massachusetts officials are planning to take over the permitting for discharges of pollutants to surface water bodies like this from the federal government.
"Gov. Baker files bill to let MassDEP, instead of U.S. EPA, oversee water discharge rules in Massachusetts" -The Republican
Apr 29, 2016
In Mass., such water quality permits under the NPDES, are currently issued by EPA New England. Under Baker's bill, the permits would be issued by the state's DEP.
"Woolpert Contracts with Gwinnett County on $4.5M Sewer, Stormwater Inspection Project" -Woolpert Press
Apr 27, 2016
The firm will perform a yearly assessment for the Metro Atlanta county under one annual contract, renewable for up to four years.
Apr 26, 2016
In Seattle, we embrace the rain. We dress for it, play in it and enjoy the benefits of plentiful water and greenery as a result of it. But rain — or more specifically stormwater run-off — is destroying Puget Sound.
Apr 22, 2016
To celebrate this wonderful day in honor of our planet, we will be offering a 30% discount to anyone who is looking to get enrolled in our many levels of stormwater management training.
Apr 21, 2016
Colorado Springs City Council has approved a multi-million dollar stormwater deal, intended to help prevent catastrophic flooding in Pueblo County.
Apr 19, 2016
While most of the Pueblo County commissioners say they're excited to reach a stormwater deal with Colorado Springs after months and months of negotiating, not all citizens are on board.
Apr 19, 2016
The rivers and streams of our nation’s capital scored a big win recently when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the District of Columbia’s proposed plan to clean up polluted runoff, which would have taken more than a century to meet
Apr 18, 2016
Salmon exposed to toxic stormwater can die in a matter of hours. But preliminary new findings by WSU researchers suggest that bioretention systems that filter out contaminants from stormwater runoff are key for preventing lethal impacts on fish.
Apr 15, 2016
Toxic runoff is a national concern. In Puget Sound, its effects are acute. The good news? Strong partnerships are creating solutions.
Apr 14, 2016
Record-breaking rainfall pouring over hard surfaces in our cities and neighborhoods has added pollution to our lakes, rivers, streams and Puget Sound.
Apr 12, 2016
Crews installed new storm-drain covers Friday in an effort to keep trash from polluting Baltimore's waterways.
Apr 12, 2016
After more than a year of negotiations, a stormwater deal appears to have been reached between the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Pueblo County Board of County Commissioners.
Apr 11, 2016
When stormwater can’t soak into the ground because of driveways, sidewalks, streets and other impervious surfaces, it rushes into lakes.
Apr 08, 2016
Norman has many stormwater needs which have been unfunded and languishing for years, if not decades.
Apr 07, 2016
EPA's current CGP became effective on February 16, 2012, and will expire on February 16, 2017. Once finalized, the draft CGP will replace the 2012 CGP.
"L.A. County moves toward water fee for new developments, looks at stormwater funding" -Los Angeles Times
Apr 06, 2016
Los Angeles County will consider new water-saving requirements for developers and look at tax options to pay for future drought planning under a pair of measures adopted Tuesday.
Apr 05, 2016
Parts of the stormwater system are tied into the sanitary sewer system. That's why the sewer authority is under a federal order to separate them.
Apr 04, 2016
What water-related projects may be in store for Washington Street in Hoboken? Find out here.
Mar 31, 2016
D.C.’s marketplace for stormwater retention credits wasn't taking off, but a new investment could change that.
Mar 30, 2016
St. Louis and St. Louis County voters may have to hold their nose when they vote on a sewer bond issue next week, because even if it fails, their rates will be going up.
Mar 28, 2016
Measurements can be pulled directly from video using 3 different methods: iPhone, aerial photos, or drone. Once loaded in the app, the video will be used to calculate the tonnage and volume of the stockpile.
Mar 25, 2016
ABCUWA will pay a civil penalty of $33,500 and build a pipeline to provide water to a wildlife refuge.
Mar 23, 2016
Los Angeles brought its commitment and expertise on water to the White House, where President Obama hosted the first ever White House Water Summit, in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day.
Mar 21, 2016
Coordinated work with local and federal agencies could provide a template for capture and reuse of stormwater in dry regions such as the American West.
Mar 15, 2016
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded $8.5 million in funding for 17 stormwater pollution reduction projects.
Mar 10, 2016
A network of basins and wells, designed by geologists, can channel storm runoff into natural underground vaults before it vanishes into the sea.
Mar 02, 2016
EPA Region 7 reached a settlement with Franklin County, Kan., that requires the county to resolve its NPDES permit violations under the Clean Water Act.
Feb 26, 2016
Climate change appears to present a direct challenge to stormwater management, according to the latest research.
Feb 24, 2016
EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with the City of Leavenworth, Kan., that requires the city to develop a plan to eliminate unlawful sewer overflows, and to resolve municipal stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act.
Feb 23, 2016
Plan calls for phasing in the large increases, giving environmental credits
Feb 22, 2016
"If you give the towns a 20-year deadline, that means nothing will happen for 15 years." Bob Zimmerman, Charles River Watershed Association, criticizing the federal timetable
Feb 17, 2016
Nor'easter damages outfalls; fix estimated at $1.2 million
Feb 16, 2016
With the rainy season just a few months away, Tampa is resurrecting a plan to tackle some of the worst flooding in the city.
Feb 15, 2016
Macon Bibb leaders began the process to renew the SPLOST. Murphey says he’ll recommend $30 million dollars from that pot of money for more stormwater repairs. Municipalities across Georgia struggle to pay for stormwater infrastructure.
Feb 12, 2016
Our creeks should be clean and healthy. But everything the rain collects on its way out to sea has caused them to become polluted!
Feb 11, 2016
City Councilors are expected to approve the final version of Lake Oswego’s revised stormwater management manual on Tuesday, along with updates to city code regulating stormwater runoff.
Feb 09, 2016
Three years ago, an attempt to raise money for regional projects to capture and treat stormwater went nowhere. Now, with heightened attention on water supplies and flood control, some local officials and activists want to try again.
Feb 08, 2016
More than $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to curb sewage overflows and protect community drinking water in the eight Great Lakes states of MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA, and NY, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA.
Feb 05, 2016
Small farmers will face additional scrutiny of their operations based on new rules released Wednesday for protecting the Missisquoi Bay’s watershed.
Feb 04, 2016
When it rains or snows, paved and urban environments send a tremendous amount of water into the nearest gutter. From there, it either goes to treatment or, as in two-thirds of DC, directly into the nearest body of water.
EPA, DOJ, State of Utah reach agreement with Salt Lake County to reduce polluted runoff and protect water quality
Feb 03, 2016
The U.S. EPA, the U.S. DOJ, and the State of Utah have reached an agreement with Salt Lake County to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations associated with the county’s stormwater management program.
Feb 02, 2016
Small ponds are the source of about 15 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from inland waters, according to a study at Yale University. The ponds also cause about 40 percent of methane emissions.
Jan 29, 2016
El Niño has finally arrived, bringing floodwaters coursing down our hillsides into our streams and rivers. Unfortunately, a flood of expensive and little-understood regulations regarding stormwater is also descending upon us.
Jan 27, 2016
Stakeholders from across the county have indicated their support of efforts to improve stormwater management and reduce waterway pollution.
Jan 26, 2016
North Augusta (S.C.) residents, upset about stormwater runoff, are in a legal battle with the state’s Department of Transportation.
Jan 24, 2016
The Jefferson County Stormwater Coalition feels the group will meet its end-of-the-year deadline to have a plan in place to deal with stormwater.
Jan 20, 2016
President Obama issued the ninth veto of his presidency Tuesday, rejecting a congressional resolution that would have overturned federal regulations on clean water.
Jan 17, 2016
Contractors required to follow extensive stormwater guidelines
Jan 14, 2016
The San Diego region has been awarded $31,100,000 in grant money by the CA DWR for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water demands, improve water quality, manage stormwater, restore habitat and enhance species.
Jan 13, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure.
Jan 11, 2016
West Monponsett Pond’s water-quality problems are obvious. Thick mats of blue-green algae suffocate the Halifax, Mass., waterway for much of the year, emitting a foul odor that stinks up the neighborhood and makes the pond unsafe for recreational uses.
Jan 07, 2016
With all the rain this week from El Nino-fueled storms, many people have been asking if Southern California is attempting to collect and store the water to help with the drought.
Jan 06, 2016
Utilizing green infrastructure in water management and water treatment systems can help companies and utilities achieve economic and environmental benefits.
Jan 05, 2016
Once in the environment, so-called plastic microbeads can wreak havoc on marine life, killing small creatures that accidentally ingest them and building up levels of certain toxins in larger animals.
Jan 03, 2016
Chennai Corporation is all set to begin work on stormwater drains in Adyar and Cooum basins in the added areas of the city.
Dec 31, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ("DEEP") has issued a tentative decision to reissue the MS4 general permit, without modification, with an expiration date of June 30, 2017.
Dec 28, 2015
State is taking steps to mitigate old infrastructure that releases mix of untreated sewage and storm water during heavy rains
Dec 27, 2015
The EPA lists sediment as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.While natural erosion produces nearly 30% of the total sediment in the U.S., accelerated erosion from human use of land accounts for the remaining 70%.
"Gray water and stormwater can help in the drought, but risk needs to be studied, researchers say" - LA Times
Dec 23, 2015
As water utilities and their customers increasingly look to gray water and runoff from storms to supplement their supply amid drought, more guidelines and research are needed to ensure that the water is safe.
Dec 20, 2015
The bacteria accounts for an estimated 80,000 illnesses, 500 hospitalizations and 100 deaths each year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec 16, 2015
Next year's budget in Colorado Springs includes $16 million for stormwater repairs. Colorado Springs Utilities will also spend $3 million.
Dec 15, 2015
The federal action marks the first EPA approval of Akron’s green sewer initiatives. The approval will allow Akron to proceed to separate stormwater from sanitary sewers in three areas.
Dec 14, 2015
A decade or more of stormwater runoff regulations aren’t working too well so far. And local managers aren’t expecting new restrictions out of the first round of new regulations the federal EPA must propose by Dec. 17.
Dec 12, 2015
At the Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology Research lab at FAU-Harbor Branch, Barbarite explores the links between the dangerous bacteria and stormwater runoff.
Dec 07, 2015
The Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, which was greatly influenced by our strong collaboration with the Netherlands, has been much touted as a solution to stormwater and groundwater challenges.
Nov 23, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, state and local officials, have broken ground for a major construction contract.
Nov 19, 2015
The WA Department of Ecology has finalized changes to its water quality permit that covers approximately 2,000 construction sites across the state.
Nov 18, 2015
Regulators approve a measure that environmentalists said would unfairly shield cities, county from lawsuits
Nov 18, 2015
To help with the aftermath from heavy rains affecting the North Coast of Egypt, the Ministry of Finance has increased funding to the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater.
Nov 05, 2015
If we want to recover the Sound — and the salmon, orcas and other resources we hold dear — we will need to solve the problem of polluted stormwater runoff.
Oct 26, 2015
Under a settlement with the U.S. DOJ and the U.S. EPA, the Municipality of San Juan has agreed to make substantial upgrades to its storm sewer systems throughout the city.
Oct 23, 2015
The Wisconsin DNR is being accused of failing to comply with the Clean Water Act. Sixteen citizens are claiming that Wisconsin has had “long-standing water problems from poor implementation and enforcement” of the Act.
Oct 21, 2015
"The garden on this Hoboken rooftop isn’t just eye candy for the residents above, it’s part of the city’s green infrastructure to combat stormwater runoff."
Oct 19, 2015
Impermeable surfaced like concrete do not allow rainwater to seep directly into the ground, so large volumes of pollutants often run straight into waterways. Rain barrels, absorbent roofs, permeable pavement could help reduce waste.
Oct 17, 2015
Highlights: Bivalves will show contaminants from stormwater runoff. Eight places in Whatcom County among study sites. Volunteers will put mussels into water near shore.
Oct 16, 2015
The RI DOT will be required to immediately take steps to correct years of federal Clean Water Act violations involving more than 200 bodies of water, under a consent agreement filed Thurs. morning in U.S. District Court.
Oct 16, 2015
Rain barrels, absorbent roofs, permeable pavement could help reduce waste.
Oct 05, 2015
Read about how ditches and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) are getting a lot of attention by the USEPA.
Oct 01, 2015
EPA is making available the Illinois River Watershed Modeling Program, which will assist in the development of water pollution controls needed to meet water quality standards throughout the watershed and relies on two highly specialized computer model.
EPA Finalizes $14 Million Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Sep 30, 2015
The EPA has finalized a plan to clean up contaminated soil from residential properties at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, N.J.
Sep 28, 2015
First resource of the WEF Stormwater Institute details future of stormwater systems in U.S. and beyond.
Sep 21, 2015
“We celebrate Pollution Prevention Week to recognize people and organizations who are successfully preventing pollution to reduce their environmental footprint, and to remind others that we all can choose to do one small thing for a healthier environment.
Sep 18, 2015
The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches.
Sep 16, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement with Suellyn Rader Blymyer and Uptrail Group, LLC, for violations of the Clean Water Act in Whatcom County, Washington.
EPA Awards Green Infrastructure Grant of $20,000 to Kansas State University for Projects on Campus in Manhattan, Kan.
Sep 11, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $20,000 grant to Kansas State University to carry out a green infrastructure demonstration and training project on its campus in Manhattan, Kan.
Sep 11, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $20,000 grant to Mississippi State University to carry out a green infrastructure demonstration and training project.
Sep 10, 2015
Washington State's Department of Ecololgy approves online Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Re-cert course.
Sep 08, 2015
Environmentalists and scientists say an even larger source of nitrogen is coming from private septic systems and storm runoff than sewage treatment plants, and a new effort is needed to reduce pollution.
Sep 02, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change.
Sep 01, 2015
The City of Grand Rapids, Mich., has completed its combined sewer overflow (CSO) control project three years ahead of a state mandated deadline.
Aug 31, 2015
The US Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers began to implement their controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in all but 13 states on Aug. 28 after federal district court judges in North Dakota and West Virginia issued
Aug 28, 2015
In a historic step for the protection of clean water, EPA and the Army signed the Clean Water Rule on May 27, 2015, to protect the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources from pollution and degradation. The final rule
Aug 06, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that Arch Coal Inc. have agreed to conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.
Jul 29, 2015
On August 4th and 5th President Andrew Demers will be in attendance at StormCon 2015. Come join him at Booth #718 to hear about some of the best online training for stormwater management.
StormwaterONE President Andrew Demers recognized by SWS as part of the next generation of Industry Leaders.
Jul 17, 2015
The future of the storm water and erosion control industry is bright, and so are the young professionals behind it. These men and women promise to propel research efforts, technology innovations and sustainable practices, leaving their mark for generat
Jul 02, 2015
Polluted rivers, lakes and coastal waters need cleanup and restoration plans
Jul 01, 2015
StormwaterONE would like to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! What a great Canada Day it has already been, now that a new stormwater project will be funded to help clean up Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia.
Jul 01, 2015
StormwaterONE can create custom e-Learning courses from any training format! Classroom training, Video training, and PowerPoint webinars/presentations can be converted to eLearning. Any training format can be converted to our e-Learning format which can
Jun 18, 2015
The world is running out of water.
Jun 16, 2015
Regulators call the rules a groundbreaking paradigm shift in managing dozens of pollutants that together make up the largest source of coastal pollution in Southern California.
Jun 15, 2015
Some of New York City's drinking water begins in nameless streams in the mountains. Then it travels through some of the most critical infrastructure the city has.
Now or Never: It's Time for the State Board to Require Stormwater Capture and Help California Mitigate the Drought
Jun 11, 2015
It's a stark reminder that the Golden State is, in fact, a drought state; and in the midst of the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, we need to be using every drop of water as wisely as possible.
Jun 09, 2015
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality hosted the hands-on training seminar, teaching contractors throughout the Gallatin Valley how to avoid this.
Jun 08, 2015
A law taking effect July 1 regulates stormwater draining to waterways
Jun 03, 2015
In these times of drought, following regulations to keep our drinking water safe is more important than ever. Storm water management has a long history worth reviewing.
Apr 16, 2015
The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act is designed to create jobs, boost local economies and help control flooding
The Grand Canyon, an irreplaceable national treasure, is under threat from a massive construction project, mining pollution, and groundwater depletion.
Apr 15, 2015
A proposed industrial-scale construction project in the wild heart of the canyon
Mar 26, 2015
Shellfish beds in North Puget Sound depend on clean water and are struggling because of fecal coliform pollution running downstream into Puget Sound.
Mar 20, 2015
The gardens, called "bioswales," consist of deep, wide vegetation pits cut into sidewalks and filled with soil and horticulture designed to absorb storm water.
Mar 12, 2015
In an area that covers parts of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Dakota and Carver county, the MPCA found that 84 lakes are swimmable, but 87 of them are not.
Sep 24, 2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, cont
Apr 30, 2014
More than 1,600 storm water and erosion control professionals registered for the 3rd Annual Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo. The live online event, held April 2, was hosted by Scranton Gillette Communications’ Storm Water Solutions magazine and Stormwa
Mar 28, 2014
When it comes to a numeric limitation on the allowable level of turbidity in discharges from certain construction sites, the industry may not be out of the woods yet. Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month withdrew the
Jan 31, 2014
"Apart from the risk that the sediment will smother coral and seagrass, the increased shipping traffic will boost the risk of accidents, such as oil spills and collisions with delicate coral beds, environment groups argue."
Jan 23, 2014
Online registration opened today for the 3rd annual Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo, to be hosted by Storm Water Solutions (SWS) magazine and Stormwater ONE on April 2, 2014.
Dec 02, 2013
“We have addressed four specific areas of the city that get flooded very quickly in heavy rains. This will help pump the water out before it gets into their homes,”
Nov 22, 2013
Canada is blessed with 3 million lakes, more than any country on Earth -- and it may soon start manufacturing new ones. They’re just not the kind that will attract anglers or tourists.
Nov 17, 2013
Native plants, ponds by factory will limit runoff into Hudson
Nov 11, 2013
States are scrambling to draft regulations for the new recycling systems.
Nov 07, 2013
When he installed a fine-gravel walkway in front of his East Raleigh home last summer, Adam Chasen had no idea he’d soon find himself in the street, collecting its scattered remains in the aftermath of a particularly heavy downpour
Nov 04, 2013
StormwaterONE.com has released a new online, on-demand stormwater management program specific to oil and gas construction activities.
Nov 04, 2013
Salem City Council will hold a public hearing today on new stormwater regulations that protect the environment
Nov 04, 2013
In the WEFTEC® 2013 host city of Chicago, storms that drop more than 5 cm (2 in.) of rain per hour are becoming the norm. Runoff from impervious surfaces can overwhelm the city’s combined sewers, causing overflows and basement backups and contributing to
Nov 03, 2013
StormwaterUSA.com is pleased to announce that the company name has been officially changed to Stormwater ONE, LLC.
Oct 26, 2013
The $75,000 will be used by the City of Providence to pay for public stormwater projects that can serve as models.
Oct 21, 2013
Stormwater issues are so important to Colorado Springs that a new city department should be created just to oversee flooding and drainage projects, the City Council says.
Jul 14, 2013
By the numbers -- A running look at some of the department initiatives in Kalispell’s $46.8 million budget proposed for next fiscal year.
Feb 24, 2013
StormwaterONE.com announced today that their stormwater management credentialing program has been approved by Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education (CTOHE).
Jan 16, 2013
Nearly 200 people speak out at board hearing on a proposed ballot measure for a parcel fee to combat storm water pollution, most of them opposed.
Jan 01, 2013
StormwaterUSA.com’s eCampus is a dynamic online-university where all enrolled students access their stormwater management e-learning courses and take their examinations in its virtual testing facility.
Aug 27, 2012
Turner Construction selects Stormwater USA.com's online certificate program to meet mandated training requirements after incurring clean water act violation.
May 15, 2012
StormwaterUSA.com, a Connecticut based occupational trade school, announced today that they have received small business funding from Governor Malloy and CDEF.