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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May 3 2016
Earlier this month, commissioners with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) descended on the state capitol to talk…
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 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 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…
Jul 21 2015
With record-setting rainfall pummeling the Chicago area this June, many residents of the city’s West Side attended a workshop highlighting the use of…
Jul 1 2015
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has two new projects underway expanding on its storm water research. The first project, Stream…
Jun 15 2015
The wettest May on record, in which the state of Texas averaged nearly 9 in. of rain for the month, has brought an end to the state's four-year…
May 28 2015
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) board of commissioners approved authorization to advertise a contract to…
May 7 2015
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has reached an agreement that will allow space for an additional 4.5 billion…
Apr 16 2015
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote innovative ways to prevent flooding and water pollution…
Feb 24 2015
The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has awarded a multi-year, $1,010,000 contract to Alta Environmental. Under this contract, Alta will help the port and…
Feb 18 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rep. Mike Quigley, 39th Ward Alderman Margaret Laurino and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (…
Jan 2 2015
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is accepting comments on its proposed watershed implementation plan (WIP) to reduce storm water runoff…
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