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Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Cigarette butts, all roughly 1.2 million metric tons of them, pile up annually and the waste shows no sign of tapering off. But an enterprising engineering researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, might have figured out an effective and productive way to recycle them. The resulting material could help … Read more »

Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, made environmental history when it first opened in 2014. In addition to using recycled and reclaimed materials for construction, sporting a 27,000-square-foot green roof, and generating solar power, the $1.2 billion stadium has an elaborate system for stormwater management. Details about this … Read more »

DC Stadium to Boast Significant Stormwater Storage Plus Solar Array, Will Save $125K on Utility Bills

DC Stadium to Boast Significant Stormwater Storage Plus Solar Array, Will Save $125K on Utility Bills

A new stadium in Washington, DC, will provide storage for more than 55,000 cubic feet of stormwater onsite through green roofs, bioretention areas, and infiltration basins. Audi Field, which broke ground earlier this year, will be home to Major League Soccer team DC United. In addition to the stormwater retention … 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 »

Construction-Related Stormwater Management: Is Your Project In Compliance with 2017 Rules?

Construction-Related Stormwater Management: Is Your Project In Compliance with 2017 Rules?

Rules related to stormwater discharges from construction activities took effect last week that require construction site operators to, among other activities, comply with pollutant discharge limits and properly store chemicals so that they don’t enter waterways.

Walmart

How Walmart Solves Stormwater Management Challenges

A well-engineered storm water management system allowed a Walmart Supercenter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to maximize water storage and minimize the project footprint. This allowed for additional parking and reduced the overall cost.

GM Plant Will Save Millions of Dollars by Capturing Rainwater

Environmental managers are increasing looking to improve water management and efficiency to save money and resources now — and in the future. The UN projects a 40 percent water supply shortfall globally by 2030 and this represents a $63 trillion risk to business and communities, according to CDP (formerly Carbon … Read more »

Pan Am Railways

Railway Company Settles Clean Water Act Violations

Pan Am Railways has agreed to settle EPA allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act at two of its railyards operating in Waterville, Maine, and East Deerfield, Massachusetts. The company has agreed to pay a fine of $152,000 to resolve the violations. According to allegations in a complaint … Read more »

Industrial Stormwater Best Management Practices Revealed

If it’s not managed, stormwater can disrupt businesses across a range of industries from construction to manufacturing to oil and gas to agriculture. Rainfall, snow, sleet and hail can cause flooding, damage equipment and supplies and otherwise halt processes and production — if not managed well. An Industrial Water World … Read more »