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Stormwater Fees Jump in Windy City, Colorado Springs

Stormwater Fees Jump in Windy City, Colorado Springs

As city infrastructures age, organizations will increasingly face the threat of higher stormwater fees. Case in point: Arlington Heights, in suburban Chicago, is implementing a new stormwater utility fee for businesses to help fund flood control projects throughout town, according to the Daily Herald. While small businesses (up to 40,000) … Read more »

Lack of Correct Stormwater Permits & Other Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for CA Manufacturers

Lack of Correct Stormwater Permits & Other Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for CA Manufacturers

Two California-based plastic product manufacturers have agreed to pay penalties for Clean Water Act violations, including failing to operate with the proper stormwater permit, that likely resulted in plastic pellets being washed into the Tujunga Wash and ultimately into the Los Angeles River. The EPA found these violations after inspections … 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 »

GIS-Centric Smart Wastewater, Stormwater Modeling Software Launched

GIS-Centric Smart Wastewater, Stormwater Modeling Software Launched

Innovyze has launched the latest version of its smart wastewater and stormwater modeling software — InfoSWMM V14 — that provides new capabilities and enhancements for guiding and optimizing collection systems planning, design, operation and management. A complete ArcGIS-centric urban drainage modeling solution, the InfoSWMM analysis and design program delivers the … 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 »

Lawsuit Demands Monsanto Pay for PCB Contamination

The city of San Jose, California, has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto that alleges the company knowingly polluted the San Francisco Bay with PCBs and says Monsanto should pay to clean up the contamination. The city’s stormwater, which contains Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), flows into the San Francisco Bay. PCBs are … Read more »

California Looks to Stormwater Capture, Reuse

A plan to capture and reuse stormwater runoff in Los Angeles County could be a model for the state as it seeks to augment its shrinking water reserves, MSW Management reports. The revisions to the county’s stormwater discharge permit, approved by the California Water Resources Board, provides a framework for … 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 »

Stormwater Management System Helps Dealership Increases Sales

A Pennsylvania car dealership has increased sales while meeting environmental requirements with a new stormwater management system, Industrial Water World reports. An article by the Plastics Pipe Institute, the trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, says the Faulkner Automotive car dealership in Mechanicsburg increased its display … Read more »

Safe Drain

Safe Drain Helps Airline Comply with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Rules

American Airlines has installed seven Safe Drain inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, to help it comply with federal Clean Water Act regulations regarding stormwater pollution prevention. Safe Drain stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airport’s east … Read more »

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

A 4,000-square-foot living roof atop a new apartment complex in Washington, DC, is almost complete, reports FMLink. The green roof is part of The Colonel apartment complex in the Shaw neighborhood. Riverbend Nursery and MSM Roofing developed the green roof, which includes a blend of drought-tolerant succulents. Facility owners and … Read more »

Innovyze Offers Technical Support for EPA’s Wastewater, Water System Software

Innovyze Offers Technical Support for EPA’s Wastewater, Water System Software

Innovyze, which creates business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, has announced worldwide support for the EPA’s flagship EPANET and SWMM public domain software. By offering its technical expertise to the EPANET and SWMM communities, Innovyze says it is ensuring ongoing maintenance of these free software models of sustainable stormwater, wastewater, … Read more »