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As City Infrastructure Ages, Property Owners Seek New Ways to Manage Storm Water Runoff

As City Infrastructure Ages, Property Owners Seek New Ways to Manage Storm Water Runoff

As environmental regulations on how storm water runoff is handled tighten, property owners are increasingly becoming pressed to manage runoff in innovative ways – or face higher fees from cities and municipalities. Developers are charged by some local governments when stormwater runoff significantly increases the amount of water in storm … Read more »

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Businesses with large surface parking areas are increasingly needing to focus on stormwater runoff management, particularly as rules are toughening regarding how such water is being collected, writes the BizTimes of Milwaukee. New porous pavement and pervious concrete options are beginning to solve the problem for some companies. Retail centers, … Read more »

Auto Industry Initiative to Reduce Toxic Runoff

The EPA, the automotive industry and states have signed an agreement to reduce the use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. The Copper-Free Brake Initiative calls for cutting copper in brake pads to less than 5 percent by 2021 and 0.5 percent by 2025. This voluntary … Read more »

Scotts Miracle-Gro

Scotts Miracle-Gro Removes Phosphorus From Lawn Maintenance Products

Scotts Miracle-Gro today said it has achieved its goal of removing phosphorus from its Turf Builder brand lawn food maintenance products. The company first made this pledge two years ago on World Water Day as a partial solution to nutrient runoff that can lead to excessive algae growth in waterways. … Read more »

Syngenta Pays $105m for Alleged Water Supply Pollution

Midwest utilities that claimed Syngenta’s weedkiller contaminated their water supplies will likely receive their share of a $105 million settlement within 60 days, according to Baron and Budd, the water providers’ law firm. On Oct. 23, the court approved the settlement on behalf of more than 1,000 community water systems … Read more »