Stormwater Management News

  1. Man Dumps Potassium Cyanide In Stormwater Inlet
    2/16/2018

    A Pennsylvania man employed by a major pharmaceutical laboratory allegedly stolen poisonous chemicals and dumped them into a public stormwater inlet after he learned he was under investigation.

  2. Mardi Gras Beads A Storm Drain Headache
    2/12/2018

    In New Orleans, the storm drains appear to be decked out for a party — that’s because they are clogged with Mardi Gras beads.

  3. Xylem Announces Acquisition Of EmNet, LLC
    2/6/2018

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, recently announced that it has acquired EmNet, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of smart solutions that enable municipalities to manage the urban water cycle and wastewater and stormwater systems.

  4. Pollution Events, Treatment Technologies And Smart Sewers: GWI Analyzes Regulatory Trends In The Water Industry
    2/5/2018

    High profile public health crises such as the Flint Lead crisis, and the continued degradation of environmental resources due to industrial activity, have highlighted the damage that can be done through poor regulation of water quality.

  5. Water District Sued Over Montecito Mudslides
    1/23/2018

    Did a California water district have a role in this month’s Montecito mudslides that took the lives of at least 21 people?

  6. Massachusetts Raw Sewage Challenges Run Deep
    1/19/2018

    Massachusetts faces a deep problem with raw sewage.

  7. Upgrade To Tinure Wastewater Treatment Plant, Co. Louth
    1/18/2018

    On Monday, 22 January, Irish Water will commence work to upgrade the Tinure Wastewater Treatment Plant in Co. Louth. The €260,000 investment includes the construction of a new storm water holding tank and pumping station and the installation of new inlet screening at the wastewater treatment plant.

  8. New Ways To Capture The Power Of Urban Trees To Reduce Pollution
    1/17/2018

    The Center for Watershed Protection announced recently it has developed a groundbreaking new method to account for the capacity of trees planted in urban areas to reduce runoff pollution. The Center has used that model to develop two tree planting credits — a pollutant load reduction credit and a stormwater performance-based credit.

  9. First Fill: Water Unleashed Into McCook Reservoir For First Time
    1/15/2018

    For the first time, water came gushing into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD's) McCook Reservoir Thursday, demonstrating a fully functioning system designed to prevent polluted water from entering local waterways and mitigate area flooding.

  10. Blame It On The Rain: Study Ties Phosphorus Loading In Lakes To Extreme Precipitation Events
    1/11/2018

    Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site.