Stormwater Management Podcasts

  1. B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
    10/24/2017

    Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017. Creating an effective stormwater management program, the key to handling such events, is a large and multifaceted undertaking. The best solution for many could be a community-based public-private partnership (CBP3), which is described by Smith in this Water Talk conversation.

  2. Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application
    10/23/2017

    Control gates are used throughout the water and wastewater fluid handling process at pump stations, head works, purifiers and a variety of other locations. Beyond application, head pressure, solids content and placement are all critical factors in evaluating what type of control gate will best meet your needs.

  3. Preventing Backflow
    11/29/2016

    There are lots of applications in the water and wastewater industry that need backflow prevention. Stormwater drainage systems are a perfect example.  As Mike Duer, Chief Engineer with Red Valve Company explains in this Water Online Radio interview, “water will backflow through the drainage pipe at high tide, come up through the inlets and cause flooding.”

  4. Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe
    11/30/2015

    Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. 

  5. Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions
    10/27/2015

    Susan Moisio, conveyance and storage leader with CH2M, sheds light on the conditions and obstacles facing municipalities as they struggle with stormwater management.

  6. Combating I&I With Sensor Technology
    10/21/2015

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District is using flow monitoring to help get inflow and infiltration (I&I) out of the sewers. Learn why this method will save the municipality millions versus alternative approaches.

  7. Hinge-Less Valve Keeps Sewers Functional
    7/6/2015

    In 1984, the US EPA asked Red Valve to help mitigate some of the inflow and infiltration problems it was seeing with traditional flap gate valves.

  8. Peracetic Acid Offers Single Step Treatment Of Wet Weather Flows
    11/17/2014

    Many utilities are looking at peracetic acid (PAA) as a safe means to quickly treat sewer overflows when treating storm water. Because PAA, which is created by mixing peroxide with acetic acid, contains different properties than traditional chlorine compounds, it doesn’t come with chlorine-related disinfection byproducts.

  9. San Francisco Treat: An Insider’s Look At Infrastructure Renewal
    11/4/2014

    As the program director for a $6.9-billion initiative at one of America’s foremost cities, Karen Kubick has a lot on her plate. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is upgrading the city and county’s wastewater system to “bring it forward for the challenges of the future and challenges of today,” says Kubick, and doing so in a progressive manner.

  10. Solving Wet Weather—The Impact On Secondary Treatment
    10/21/2014

    Extreme wet weather events aren’t that common. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored, says Julian Sandino of CH2M Hill.