In a major initiative, Philadelphia is building an extensive network of rain gardens, green roofs, wetlands, and other infrastructure to capture stormwater. The goal is to prevent runoff from overwhelming sewers and polluting waterways and to help green America’s fifth-largest city. Yale Environment 36026 Mar 2019
Julia Ying stood on the beach near Santa Monica Pier, holding up a photograph of a storm drain.
“After a big rain, everything gets rushed down here: car oil, fertilizer … you name it,” Ying told a group in front of her. “And it doesn’t go through any filter.” Los Angeles Times01 Nov 2018
More stormwater mixed with sewer water overflowed into Baltimore's waterways after the downpours on Monday. About 592,000 gallons spilled into city waterways, reported the Department of Public Works on Thursday. Fox News17 Aug 2018
Capital expenditures on U.S. municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure will rise 11 percent in the next 10 years, in part to cope with poor water quality, environmental mandates and crumbling systems in some areas, according to a report on Tuesday. Reuters04 Apr 2018
A few years ago, scientists discovered that stormwater, a potentially toxic mixture of lawn fertilizers, brake-pad dust and other pollutants, can kill salmon. New research shows that even when exposed salmon survive, they’re left with reduced abilities to perceive their environment. The Columbian16 Feb 2018
Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of federal floodplain and industrial data shows. About 1,400 are located in areas at highest risk of flooding. New York Times16 Feb 2018
The EPA estimates US$28.9 billion of infrastructure investment is needed to mitigate stormwater overflows.
Companies are applying advanced data and analytics solutions to make more informed decisions across water, wastewater, and stormwater. This presentation by Bluefield President Reese Tisdale, first giv... »
Municipal utility infrastructure in the U.S. is recognized for its much needed investment across more than 49,000, 18,000, and 2,400 community water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, respectively. ... »
The EPA has issued 91 consent decrees for municipal violations of the Clean Water Act since 1998, driving investment in sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Of these consent decrees, systems in 10 st... »
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