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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Apr 16 2021
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced a $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (…
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Apr 13 2021
As the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” In 2017, the state was host to the wettest cyclone in the continental United States, Hurricane…
Apr 13 2021
The American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 Infrastructure Report Card graded U.S. infrastructure a C-, accounting for 17 categories. Drinking water…
Apr 12 2021
The U.S. EPA is planning to file a consent agreement and final order for a South Charleston corporation with the civil administrative penalty pending…
Apr 1 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package, known as The American Jobs Plan March 31. For the water sector, the…
Mar 22 2021
To commemorate World Water Day, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of $2.7 billion for State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to assist states, tribes,…
Mar 22 2021
A study published by University of Hawai'i at Mānoa earth scientists showed that tidally-driven groundwater inundation of wastewater infrastructure…
Mar 11 2021
Shallow pipe cover, pipe storage challenges and nearby railroad tracks limited pipe options for the Lexington and Payne Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO…
Mar 8 2021
The North Carolina Coastal Federation released the Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies, which addresses frequent and intense rain…
ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Chair Kristina Swallow provided opening remarks during the live report card release March 3.
ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Chair Kristina Swallow provided opening remarks during the live report card release March 3.
Mar 3 2021
The American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 Infrastructure Report Card graded U.S. infrastructure a C-, accounting for 17 categories. Drinking water…
Feb 17 2021
Digital Pathways to Resilience, Part 1: Approaches to Helping Communities Accelerate Resilience Floods, Natural Disasters and Climate Change When:…
Jan 20 2021
The West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle, Washington State sent 11 million gallons of untreated storm water and sewage into Puget Sound on Jan. 14…
Dec 16 2020
The Scranton Gillette Communications Water Group, which includes Water & Wastes Digest and Storm Water Solutions, announced today it will bring a…
Nov 11 2020
The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, embarked on an extensive wastewater facility expansion and improvement project to reduce the frequency and…
Nov 11 2020
Publicly owned and operated water utilities are increasingly running up against tight budgets, debt obligations, and other barriers to investment as…
Nov 3 2020
The Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility was constructed because a decision had been made to stop expanding years ago. This mean the facility…
Oct 12 2020
WEFTEC Connect Editor Takeaways The Water Environment Federation last week held WEFTEC Connect, a virtual representation of WEFTEC, which would have…
Oct 2 2020
WEFTEC Connect is a five-day virtual event from Oct. 5 to 9 hosted by the Water Environment Federation with educational and technical sessions for…
Sep 18 2020
2017s Hurricane Harvey caused over $125 billion dollars’ worth of damage in the Houston, Texas area. During this time many locations in the 7-county…
Sep 10 2020
Sluice gates were constructed following discussions caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, which caused over $125 billion dollars’ worth of damage in…
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