STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

  • As Waters Rise, So Must We. New Report Calls For Equitable Solutions To Urban Flooding

    Scientists tell us we have less than 10 years to avert irreversible and devastating impacts of the climate crisis. And yet, climate change is already hurling towards us with disproportionate impacts for low-income and communities of color. We see this frequently in the water sector, where climate impacts are felt first, and most often. From the record-breaking Midwestern floods of 2018 to the aftermath of Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, Maria, and Harvey, floodwaters are rising around the nation.

  • The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: What It Means For Your Project

    The much-debated topic of what the federal government does or doesn’t have jurisdiction over — what is or isn’t a regulated water — has provoked change on and off for the past 60 years. Now it’s changing once again.

  • How Green Infrastructure Can Jump-Start The Post-Coronavirus Economy

    COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. Many socio-economic benefits Canadians took for granted are now under threat, and the economic, infrastructure and environmental problems that we were once content to ignore are now glaringly obvious.

  • Peak Wet Weather Flow Management — A Slow And Painful Process

    The water and wastewater industry is not like most businesses. Our industry is driven by many factors, including environmentalist concerns, federal and state regulatory water quality requirements, and utilities being good stewards of our waterways and providing clean water for drinking and recreational use. We have accomplished a lot of great work to clean up our waterways and provide safe water since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was first passed.

  • MWRD Completes Another Link In Its Tunnel And Reservoir Plan

    Despite a frightening global coronavirus pandemic threatening the health and safety of workers everywhere, construction is moving forward.

  • Cost-Effective Assessment Of Infiltration At Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Sites

    As signs of urban sprawl continue across the United States, so do the impacts of urban space on environmental quality and natural resources including our landscape. Urban development often leads to the removal of vegetation and soil, and replacing them with large stretches of impervious surfaces like concrete and asphalt. This disturbance is closely connected to deteriorating urban water quality and enhanced flood risks resulting from stormwater runoff.

  • Green Infrastructure: Gateway Into Sustainability For Cities

    Cities across the nation face severe challenges that pose a risk to the health of communities and their rivers. Unlike natural environments, the vast quantity of asphalt surfaces found in urban areas prevents rainfall from infiltrating into the ground. Creating green spaces within a city landscape allows rain easy access into the ground, decreasing the amount of stormwater runoff that enters our water sources.

  • EPA Partners With Cincy’s Cooper Creek Collaborative To Improve Water Quality

    As cities grow, meadows and forests become buildings and pavement — a change that can impact our streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater, also known as urban hydrologic alteration. Most buildings and pavement are impervious surfaces, which means they cannot absorb rainwater. As water journeys across these surfaces to collection points, it can collect various contaminants, such as fertilizer, bacteria, motor oil, lawn chemicals, and pet waste.

  • The Future Of Collection Systems

    As real-time monitoring continues to infiltrate the water industry, it’s time to apply such instrumentation to detect the other type of infiltration — along with inflow, snow and ice melt, etc.

  • A Comprehensive Approach: Flood Protection And Improved Water Quality For Denver Communities

    When confronted with resiliency issues, Denver took a multifaceted approach that showcases the city’s vision along with its technical know-how.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Frontline™ Drain Inlet Filters

    The patented Frontline™ drain inlet filters are your first line of defense against industrial pollutants in stormwater runoff. Available as a catch basin insert (CBI) or a trench drain insert (TDI), Frontline provides the best combination of performance and flow of any drain inlet insert on the market. Frontline is top-rated for removal of debris; heavy metals such as zinc, copper & lead; TSS, oil & grease.

  • Clara Filter – High-Flow, High-Load Stormwater Filtration

    Is your industrial facility close to the benchmarks?  Do you want an added measure of certainty to be in compliance with your industrial general stormwater permit?  Is your industrial facility unpaved or does it have broken pavement that is affecting your stormwater quality?  Does your permit require corrective actions?  Or is the facility large and you’d like to incorporate end-of-pipe stormwater treatment that doesn’t break the bank?  

  • OpenFlows SewerOPS

    Wastewater utilities face difficult operational challenges when timely decisions are needed for events associated with a range of conditions, from normal operation to sewer overflows, blockages, and network power outages. You not only need a good sense of what is happening in your network right now, but also the ability to accurately predict what is about to happen, and how to respond to achieve the best possible outcome.

  • AquaStorm™ Cloth Media Filter

    The AquaStorm™ cloth media filtration system is designed as an economical and efficient solution for the treatment of wet weather applications. This system utilizes a disk configuration and the exclusive OptiFiber PF-14® pile cloth filtration media to effectively filter high solids waste streams with and without the use of chemicals as determined necessary for application-specific water quality. This system is ideal for wet weather applications due to its proven removal efficiencies and high quality effluent, even under varying influent conditions.

  • Wastewater Collection System That Causes Less Disruption To Communities

    Cost-Effective, Environmentally Sound

    Orenco Sewer™ (effluent-only sewer) is a cost-effective, environmentally sound wastewater collection system. With an Orenco Sewer, raw sewage flows from a house or business to a watertight underground tank. Only the filtered liquid portion is discharged (by either pump or gravity) to shallow, small-diameter collection lines that follow the contour of the land. Solids remain in the underground tank for passive, natural treatment and only need to be pumped every 10 to 12 years (depending on the number of residents and the tank volume).

    Orenco Sewers take significantly less time to install than conventional sewers. And in an Orenco Sewer, material and excavation costs are reduced because the inexpensive collection lines are shallowly buried just below the frost line. Because only liquid is being pumped, system designers don’t need to worry about minimum velocities and associated grades. This simpler installation process causes less disruption to communities and allows businesses to operate normally during construction.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

See how smart, reliable Flygt pumps and controls from Xylem contributed to innovative pump station design that helped Hoboken, New Jersey reduce costs, increase efficiencies and alleviate stormwater flooding for the city on the Hudson River.