Stormwater Management Articles

  1. Into The Storm: Forecasting The Future Of Water

    “Enabling innovation ... requires a lot of the ‘right’ pieces to be in place," says Eileen O'Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). A discussion with O'Neill reveals the needs of the industry and the keys to success.

  2. How To Avoid Sewer Stench And Corrosion

    You might think sewer stench should be expected, considering what’s flowing through the pipes. But that’s not the expectation of the public — nor should it be, since there are tools available to greatly mitigate offensive odors.

  3. Save The Rain: Preventing Combined Sewer Overflows

    For decades Onondaga Lake, located outside of Syracuse, NY, was plagued by extreme pollution. To save their lake, Onondaga County had to save the rain.

  4. Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater

    One of the U.S. EPA’s leading voices shares the agency’s most important agenda items.

  5. Stormwater: A Valuable Resource For Power Plants?

    Stormwater is often thought of as a burden. Too much of it can overwhelm wastewater treatment facilities, flood communities, and lead to the pollution of lakes and rivers. There is debate on who’s in charge of it and how it should be managed. Several communities have invested millions, and some even billions, trying to control stormwater. Even chicken farmers have issues with stormwater.

  6. Kansas City Boasts $5 Billion Overflow Prevention Program

    Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and combined sewer overflows (CSOs) are an increasing public health, environmental, and regulatory concern for U.S. municipalities.  The city of Kansas City, MO, is taking action now to prevent the problem from getting worse. 

  7. EPA Stormwater Ruling: How Will It Impact Utilities?

    A little-known provision within the Clean Water Act (CWA) could soon have a very big impact on how stormwater is regulated.  

  8. Chicago To Invest Millions In Stormwater Management Initiative

    Rahm Emanuel announces one of the largest green stormwater infrastructure investments in the nation.

  9. Water Projects That Will Transform North America

    Infrastructure needs have never been so great, and yet capital investment is historically low. A handful of strategic water projects may hold the key to kick-starting a new age of infrastructure spending and renewal.

  10. EPA Goes Too Far On Stormwater

    “Government overreach” is a phrase bandied about a lot these days and — politics being what they are — it’s usually wise to consider the source. This time, however, the charge comes from a federal judge, who recently ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority in attempting to regulate stormwater flow into a Virginia watershed.