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Sewers & Drainage Systems

What is a minimum control measure?

Jan. 19, 2024
By integrating MCMs into planning and stormwater management practices, MS4s can foster healthier communities while protecting the water resources.
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Microplastics that were fragmented from larger plastics are called secondary microplastics; they are known as primary microplastics if they originate from small size produced industrial beads, care products or textile fibers.
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Photos courtesy Chino Basin Water Reclamation District.
From left: Matt Hacker, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Marco Tule, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Board President; Gil Aldaco, Chino Basin Water Conservation District Board Treasurer; Curt Hagman, San Bernardino County Supervisor; Elizabeth Skrzat, CBWCD General Manager; Mark Ligtenberg, CBWCD Board President; Kati Parker, CBWCD Board Vice President; Teri Layton, CBWCD Board member; Amanda Coker, CBWCD Board member.


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Image courtesy Oldcastle Infrastructure/CRH.
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Lake Pontchartrain at sunset.
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Perrineville Lake in Millstone, N.J.
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Invasive Phragmites can grow very tall and dense, which clogs drainage channels, outcompetes the more favorable native plant species, and traps excessive sediment in ponds.

Getting Tough on Invasive Species

Nov. 3, 2022
Hamilton Water embarks on a multi-year effort to deal with the invasive European common reed, which had begun sabotaging the area’s stormwater management facilities.
Photo courtesy Best Management Products.
A combination of a solid baffle and perforated baffles helps redirect flow and increase the length of the surface that the flow needs to travel.

A Simple TSS Solution

Nov. 3, 2022
Engineering firm finds that a few stainless steel baffles and a water quality hood can provide a cost-effective solution to reduce total suspended solids.
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The characteristics of stormwater flows, the problems that they pose for communities, and the capability of public utilities to resolve those problems can vary wildly across different areas.

A New Standard

Nov. 3, 2022
The new AWWA stormwater management document provides agreed standards for water professionals on the general requirements and best practices that utilities should maintain.
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Environmental Containment
Stormwater Management

Two companies join to form Environmental Containment Corporation

Nov. 1, 2022
The new company will provide stormwater containment solutions, offering permit-ready design, production, transportation, and installation.
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NYC begins construction on $1.6M drainage project

Sept. 28, 2022
The project will install 31 new catch basins and 2,200 linear feet of new storm sewers in order to increase Staten Island’s drainage capacity and help to better manage stormwater...