Storm Water

Storm water is any water that originates from a storm or precipitation, whether it be rain, snow, sleet, hail, or ice. Storm water can also relate to snow or ice melt, or to flooding following torrential rain events. Storm water often percolates into the ground where it recharges groundwater aquifers. This water, prior to percolation or treatment, contains minerals, dirt, grit, grime, oil and other contaminants, so sewer systems aim to capture this water and through use of collections systems either treat it directly or distribute it to a local water way.

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Sep 14 2021
After Tropical Depression Ida, New Jersey American Water updated customers that all its operating areas are withstanding widespread flooding and that…
Sep 10 2021
In recent years, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a topic of public concern, particularly when discovered in drinking water…
utility operations
Digital technology allowed Veolia to continue contract operations remotely during the pandemic.
Sep 9 2021
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented restrictions it imposed on everyday life significantly affected just about every…
Sep 9 2021
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which still…
Sep 8 2021
EPA is providing notice of a proposed administrative penalty settlement with Midfield Aviation LLC for violations of the Clean Water Act at its…
Aug 16 2021
Heavy rains led to an overflow of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s combined sewer system on Aug. 15. This resulted in millions of gallons of untreated water…
Aug 9 2021
California shut down a major hydroelectric power plant at Lake Oroville due to water levels falling near the minimum necessary to generate power. The…
Aug 2 2021
Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act. This bill creates a new Clean Water Trust with the…
Aug 2 2021
One Water is the emphasis that all water has value, encouraging those in the water industry to work together to solve water challenges, whether these…
Jul 29 2021
Updated August 4, 2021 The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Manager Wendi Wilkes poured through…
Jul 28 2021
Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $97 million for 25 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source projects across 19…
Jul 23 2021
On July 1, 2021, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Ninth Circuit to review EPA’s issuance of the 2021 National Pollutant Discharge…
Jul 14 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA is investing $307 million to modernize rural drinking water…
Jun 16 2021
The Francisco Street Reservoir in San Francisco dates to the 1850s will do double duty as a source of non-potable water in addition to being a public…
Jun 15 2021
Industrial producers who have not yet complied with the stronger storm water discharge regulations suggested as guidelines by previous versions of…
Jun 15 2021
When? 3 ET / 2 CT. p.m. What is this webinar about? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) in…
May 24 2021
The Texas General Land Office announced it awarded the city of Seguin $37.8 million and the city of Marion $9.9 million for storm water improvements…
pipeline rehabilitation
It is critical to understand the traffic flow when creating a plan to rehabilitate pipe under a road way. Just as important is determining other utilities in the area.
May 14 2021
No utility wants to shut off service or advise its customers to boil water. No one wants to shut down traffic on busy streets or hear that area…
Kevin Morley
Kevin Morley, manager of federal relations for AWWA
May 13 2021
The principle of resilience reminds me of Aesop’s fable about the ants and the grasshopper. In the story, the ants diligently worked all summer to…
May 3 2021
Filtration is one of the core stages of water and wastewater treatment every industry professional should know about and understand. So what exactly…
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