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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Mar 3 2017
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors approved reallocating funds in an existing contract with the San Jose Conservation Corps and…
Jan 6 2017
With its major business district and residential developments flanking the Thames River, London, ON, began to recognize the issues inherent in its…
Oct 7 2016
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) offered additional drinking water precautions for residents in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. Five things to know…
Oct 3 2016
In November 2015, a new storm water drainage system was completed in Jackson, Miss., for the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN).…
Sep 30 2016
In honor of Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling's 38 years of educating the public on weather activity in the Chicago region, the Metropolitan Water…
Jul 1 2016
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) joins 86 organizations—including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Assn. of Port Authorities and the…
May 3 2016
Earlier this month, commissioners with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) descended on the state capitol to talk…
Mar 2 2016
As the Daytona Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., continues its $400 million construction project, one key part was the improvement to nearby roads…
Jan 6 2016
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water has revealed that the rain experienced on January 3, 2016, has resulted in the collection…
Dec 31 2015
FabGuard media used in Fabco’s StormBasin, StormSafe and patented Helix treatment systems has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection…
Dec 3 2015
In Niagara Falls, N.Y., three engineering firms were involved in different phases of design for a new intermodal facility for Covanta—one of the…
Dec 2 2015
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD) new Thornton Composite Reservoir has come to the aid of local waterways and…
Nov 25 2015
Joining school leaders and students and various organizations, officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)…
Nov 16 2015
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Chris French has joined the organization as its new director of storm water programs. French…
Nov 10 2015
The International Code Council (ICC) and CSA Group have posted the first draft of the CSA/ICC B805 Rainwater Harvesting Systems standard for public…
Nov 9 2015
Environmental Connection 2016 registration is now open. The International Erosion Control Assn.’s educational event for the erosion, sediment control…
Oct 1 2015
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently released of a new comprehensive report that details the challenges, opportunities and pathways to…
Sep 21 2015
Inside Drops for sanitary sewers eliminate outside drops, clean up failed inside drops and are excellent as storm water drops and in wet wells.…
Sep 9 2015
Dubbed the "Grand Canyon of the South Suburbs," the Thornton Composite Reservoir presents a larger than life view from above with a larger than life…
Aug 18 2015
Construction on the Busse Woods Reservoir South Dam Modification project in Elk Grove Village, Ill., is under way, bringing two counties together on…
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