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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Dec 2 2021
As Joliet, Illinois, battles a water scarcity issue for drinking water, it was also battling an abundance of stormwater stressing facility capacity.…
Nov 25 2021
With the successful passage of the Infrastructure bill, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is now urging Congress to take immediate…
Nov 16 2021
The brunt of Hurricane Ida had yet to make landfall south of New Orleans on August 29 when the Sewerage & Water Board (SWB) began alerting that…
Nov 12 2021
With more than 30 years of experience in the water, wastewater and storm water industry, Paul Delphos, PE, joins Burns & McDonnell as Water Group…
Nov 12 2021
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. a leading provider of innovative water management solutions, released the EcoPure BioFilter urban storm water…
Nov 11 2021
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative has released a statement urging Congress to take immediate action on the Build Back Better…
industrial water
The first step in complying with the Multi-Sector General Permit is sampling storm water runoff.
Nov 9 2021
The recent EPA issuance of the final 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) sounded the alarm for eventual adoption of stricter standards for storm…
Nov 8 2021
Read more about this bill: Water  & Wastewater Associations Respond to Infrastructure Bill Passage Engineering Firms Weigh in on…
Nov 1 2021
The U.S. water infrastructure system is in a critical state of disrepair due to aging and deteriorating facilities. The American Society for Civil…
Oct 28 2021
Pacifica, California's, Linda Mar Beach closed Oct. 24 evening after Pacifica’s sewage system flooded with rainwater, according to the city. Pacifica…
Oct 18 2021
In the midst of Hurricane Ida, floodwater poured into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s, Pickering West water treatment plant from three directions. This…
Oct 13 2021
During the latest assessment of Lake Wylie conducted on Sept. 27, 2021, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services observed active Blue-Green Algae (…
Sep 21 2021
After a city contractor broke a gate valve on a water main, waters 30 inches deep surged through Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, early Sept. 21…
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…
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