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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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…
Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.
Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.
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Aug 31 2020
The 200-acre Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, opened on July 30, 1870, just three miles from the seashore town of Long Branch. The…
Aug 17 2020
Approximately $12.25 million will be given to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania for wastewater and storm water projects.  The Western Westmoreland…
Aug 4 2020
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) has reached a settlement for litigation concerning an industrial facility along Burnt Fork Creek in Tucker, Georgia.…
Jul 30 2020
Neil Jones Food Company, owner of the San Benito Foods tomato cannery, filed a lawsuit in San Benito County Superior Court against Hollister,…
May 7 2020
For three generations, our family along with two long-term investment partners, have been mining, milling and distributing clinoptilolite zeolite. We…
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Apr 28 2020
For many years, residents of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, have been tormented by different types of flooding in several parts of town. Residents were…
Feb 25 2020
The U.S. EPA is exploring market-based approaches to combat chronic algae problems in parts of the Great Lakes region. The agency announced it was…
Jan 31 2020
The American Water Works Association has elected Dr. Chi Ho Sham as its next president.  Sham is a 30-year member of the AWWA and chair of the…
Jan 20 2020
Sewer treatment managers are in the process of handling a huge increase in water flows after heavy rains in the East Bay of San Francisco.  "The rain…
Jan 17 2020
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Jan 15 2020
The city of Ottawa will receive financial assistance from the state to separate its storm sewer flow from the sanitary/combined sewer system. The…
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
Jan 13 2020
Read the other articles in this series Part 1: Algae Blooms & Dead Zones Part 3: The Watershed-Based Approach The U.S. Environmental…
Nutrient Loading Lake Erie Harmful Algae Bloom September 2017
A landsat satellite image of Lake Erie during a harmful algae bloom event from September 2017. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/lake-erie-algal-bloom
Jan 6 2020
Read the other articles in this series Part 2: Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Exchange Part 3: The Watershed-Based Approach In August 2019,…
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