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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EPA Announces $441 Million WIFIA Loan  to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure
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May 16 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $441 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Los…
May 12 2022
A passion for environmental issues lies at the heart of Kristina Surfus’ ambition. She is the managing director, government affairs for the National…
May 12 2022
Name: Kristina Surfus Age: 37 Education: M.S. Freshwater Sciences; B.A. Environmental Policy; B.A. International Relations Company: National…
oregon water
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May 11 2022
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality updated outstanding penalties for a treatment plant in west Eugene that has now been shut down.…
May 6 2022
Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and American Water Works Association (AWWA) released a…
May 4 2022
Winnipeg, Canada, had to release 59.6 million liters of untreated sewage into the Red River during a weekend storm. According to CBC News, without…
Apr 27 2022
The City of Vancouver is embarking on a project to re-think and leverage critical infrastructure investments to make the city a more healthy,…
Apr 21 2022
A scrap metal processing facility run by a company in Springfield has agreed to pay $165,000 and to make system improvements. This will be done to…
Apr 20 2022
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection announced a new $10 million grant program to support waterbody conservation and combat pollution…
Apr 8 2022
OHAUS Corporation is a manufacturer of high-precision laboratory balances, industrial scales, moisture analyzers, pH meters as well as a line of high…
Mar 29 2022
A wastewater pipe break near Birdland Park in Des Moines, Iowa, caused approximately 2 million gallons of untreated wastewater to leak into the Des…
Mar 15 2022
A $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 spending deal will target water and other natural resources projects. According to E&E News, the omnibus package…
Mar 7 2022
Save the Date for the Stormwater Summit 2022! Meeting the challenges resulting from extreme weather events requires a workforce with qualified…
Feb 28 2022
EPA Awards Over $450,000 to New Jersey  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded grants for over $450,000 to two…
Feb 15 2022
Approximately 2.2 million gallons of storm water mixed with wastewater from Texas’ Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s facility spilled into a waterway…
Feb 1 2022
The Samsung facility in northwest Austin, Texas, spilled up to 763,000 gallons of acidic waste into their storm water pond and an unnamed tributary…
USGS hydrologists collect vital flood and streamflow information during hurricane season, September 20, 2020.
USGS hydrologists collect vital flood and streamflow information during hurricane season, September 20, 2020.
Jan 24 2022
The U.S. Geological Survey is partnering with the University of Alabama to construct a new Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, a science and…
Jan 24 2022
Residents of Tonga, a Polynesian country, are receiving aid a week after an underwater volcanic eruption followed by a tsunami. This tsunami was the…
Jan 24 2022
In conjunction with a Hazen & Sawyer Engineering Team, the area selected for the Jefferson County, Alabama, Inflow and Infiltration Pilot Project…
Dr. Andrew Sawyers
Dr. Andrew Sawyers, director of the Office of Wastewater Management for the U.S. EPA
Jan 18 2022
In the water sector, we know that water is life. It not only keeps us healthy, but it supports our communities, ecosystems and economies. Investing…
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