Stormwater Construction

22nd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Survey

Underground Construction's exclusive annual survey revealed stronger budgets for many cities and growing expectations for a prolonged, stronger economy – but municipal personnel remain cautious.

Update on Structural Design Methodology for Spray Applied Pipe Liners

To reduce emergency projects and impacts to the traveling public, departments of transportation (DOTs) can use spray-applied pipe linings (SAPLs) to renew deteriorated gravity stormwater conveyance conduits and culverts, provided they are discovered prior to loss of soil-structure interaction. An SA..

New York City Releases Stormwater Management Plan

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection released the city’s draft Stormwater Management Plan as required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help further improve the health of New York Harbor. The goal of the plan is to reduce or remove pollutants in st..

Ohio EPA Schedules Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing

The Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on March 28, 2018, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water discharges from construction sites in Ohio. The public hearing will take place in Conference Room A at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Co..

Importance Of Stormwater Drainage

During the past several years there has been a lot of construction at U.S. airports. As usual, everyone is thrilled when they see above-ground improvements. But what they don’t realize is how important the underground infrastructure is to the airport. This article will explore how some airports are ..

December 2017 News

TWDB Approves $47 Million For Houston Stormwater Project The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $47.195 million in financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston for design and construction costs associated with a stormwater management project. The..

Houston Receives $47 Million to Address Brays Bayou Flooding

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved more than $47 million in financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston. The city will use the assistance to finance design and construction costs associated with a stormwater management project to address f..

Four Municipalities Participate in Pennsylvania Event on Stormwater Management

Stormwater management efforts by Lemoyne Borough, Lower Paxton Township, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg’s Capital Region Water, and municipalities statewide were highlighted at a recent event in Lemoyne held by the Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Hundreds of municipal..

New York City DEP, Water Research Foundation Release New Stormwater Report

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, today released Innovative and Integrated Stormwater Management, a new report highlighting challenges faced by stormwater programs worldwide, including flood mitigation programs, integra..

Evidence of Stormwater Contamination at Toxic Site During Harvey Floods

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the sit..

Municipal Grouting Video Series Helps Solve I&I Problems

Avanti International has produced a new learning resource for solving Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) issues in sanitary and storm water systems. Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting is a 16-module video series designed as an interactive learning experience for those who need-to-know and want-to-solve t..

Pennsylvania Governor Approves Funding for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects

On June 29, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support to 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. “The convenience we all enjoy with pavement comes with a tangible cost: increased runoff pollution in our local wate..

Avanti Creates New Online Video Series to Solve Sewer, Water Problems

After years of collaboration and development with multiple authorities, Avanti International today announced that Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting, a 16-module video series designed as an interactive learning experience for solving Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) issues in sanitary sewer and storm w..

ADS Introduces HPXR75 Stormwater Pipe Technology

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a leading global manufacturer of water management solutions, has introduced HPXR 75, the latest breakthrough in stormwater pipe technology. The revolutionary design incorporates a corrugated polypropylene pipe with a smooth outer wall and oriented fiberglass re..

LAN Adds Two Key Additions To Stormwater Group

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) made two key additions to its stormwater group in Houston, TX. Burton Johnson, P.E., CFM, serves as the director of stormwater programs. A water resources planner and civil engineer, Johnson has more than 28 yea..

Florida DEP Awards Funding for Stormwater Projects

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded more than $500,000 in Total Maximum Daily Load water-quality restoration grants for stormwater projects in two communities. Total Maximum Daily Load water-quality restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water manage..

Hobas Pipe Meets Rehab Challenge

When an old storm water sewer that crossed below a highway and popular shopping avenue in Québec partly collapsed and had to be replaced, the city government was presented with a challenge: renovating the pipeline while keeping traffic disruptions to a minimum. The solution was Hobas Pipe, the only..

Stormwater Drainage Ditch Becomes Wide Pedestrian Walkway

Daytona Raising Project Creates Speedway For Attendees As the Daytona Speedway continues its $400 million construction project, one key part was the improvement to nearby roads that would enable the smooth flow of some 100,000 spectators before and after a race or event. Existing stormwater ditches..

EPA Reaches Settlement with Acme Foundry for Industrial Stormwater Violations

EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry, Inc to resolve industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. Under the settlement, Acme Foundry must comply with its industrial stormwater permit, pay a penalty of $28,975, and implement a Supplemental Environmental P..

Reline America UV CIPP liners

Reline America UV CIPP liners range from 6 to 54 inches. Custom liners are made in the company’s ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing facility in Saltville, VA, in accordance with ASTM F2019 and designed according to ASTM F1216. Blue-Tek liner is both a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) and an ultra-viole..

DC Water, WEF Launch Green Infrastructure Certification Program

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program aimed at promoting skilled individuals who will install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure (GI) systems. In addition, the program..

Underground Construction 19th Annual Municipal Survey

Show Me The Money: Post Great-Recession, City Budgets Are Increasing But Not Nearly Enough according to our 19th Annual Municipal Survey. In 2015, more than half of the municipalities across the United States got a rare taste of what has become an exotic, opiate-like substance – and they liked it...

Green technology emerges for stormwater management

A new green technology has shown great potential for stormwater management – research efforts have shown potential for the use of floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) to remove nutrients and contaminants from stormwater retention ponds. FTWs float on the surface of wet ponds and provide a growing med..

Contech Engineered Solutions helps build 9/11 site

Contech Engineered Solutions supplied a new stormwater detention system to Liberty Park, an elevated public park under construction in the new World Trade Center in New York City. A stormwater detention system was needed to meet NYC Department of Environmental Protection stormwater regulations. The..