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Environmental Site Design Workshop at The Engineer’s Club

Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting’s Ted Scott and Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s Tom Schueler will be presenting a workshop for Environmental Site Design for the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers (MDSPE) for engineers working in stormwater management and site design. The full … Continue reading

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What are the Impacts of all that Road Salt?

After a winter as harsh as the one we’ve just experienced, one question lingering in our minds is, what is the environmental impact of all that road salt? Maryland’s State Highway Administration reports using 480,000 tons of salt this past … Continue reading

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Bioretention Illustrated is now available as a mobile app!

One of Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s (CSN) many projects, Bioretention Illustrated, is a guide to inspecting bioretention facilities. Because this type of low-impact design practice is still new to some, CSN created a visual guide showing all the potential problems that … Continue reading

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Why Inspections Are Important

Some ask us why it is important to inspect stormwater infrastructure on an annual basis. For owners, inspections are the best way to ensure their facilities are functioning correctly. Inspections can also reduce the cost of maintenance by catching small … Continue reading

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Taking Stormwater Management Home

After we told our neighbor we were planning to construct a rain garden, she asked us whether it would have any floating aquatic plants. We said, “Oh, no, it’s not going to hold water. It will fill up after a … Continue reading

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Baltimore Harbor Received a C- But Still Needs Improvement

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Blue Water Baltimore, and EcoCheck have released the 2012 Healthy Harbor Report Card giving Baltimore Harbor a C- for water quality. Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting is proud to have been involved with projects that have contributed toward … Continue reading

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There Is No Poop Fairy

First:  Please know that we love our pets.  This post is about human behavior, not pets! Have you heard of the Poop Fairy?  The first thing you should know about her is that she doesn’t exist.  Many municipalities use the … Continue reading

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Storm Drain Art

As reflected by the EPA’s TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Loads), Baltimore City has a very real trash problem.  For a wide variety of socioeconomic reasons, litter is thrown on the streets or often tossed directly into storm drain catch basins. … Continue reading

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VWEA 2013 Spring Seminar

The Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) will be hosting a one day seminar in Richmond, VA on March 19, 2013 called: The Cost of Compliance: BMP Planning, Cost, and Maintenance. Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting‘s own Ted Scott will be there … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Stormwater Network Training Video #3

This is the final video in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network series about Low Impact Development BMPs. In it, experts (including SWM‘s Ted Scott and Bob Ferstler) talk about how to properly maintain bioretention facilities and what common problems to look … Continue reading

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