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Chesapeake Stormwater Network Training Video #2

The next installment of Chesapeake Stormwater Network‘s video series has been released! This video is about inspecting LID stormwater practices. Viewers will learn about the common problems inspectors find in bioretention facilities, bioswales and permeable pavement. Inspections can be done … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Stormwater Network Releases Training Videos

Stormwater Maintenance, LLC is excited to see the release of this three-video series on Stormwater BMP Maintenance. Why?? Because we’re in them! But also because they help the public learn more about Low Impact Development methods of stormwater management. This … Continue reading

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Trash Bash 2012

Tickets are on sale for the 5th Annual Trash Bash! Hosted by Blue Water Baltimore, the Trash Bash is a popular fundraiser that is all about food, live music, and fun. Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 12pm – 5pm … Continue reading

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Stormwater 101: Detention and Retention Basins

A common conventional method for managing stormwater is a stormwater basin.  Basins are meant to collect stormwater and slowly release it at a controlled rate so that downstream areas are not flooded or eroded.   While effective for flood control, these … Continue reading

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Clogged Pipe – Part 2

We returned to the site to finish unclogging this pipe.  See Part 1 here. This time we brought a tool to pull out the roots.  The equipment we had with us also prepared us to remove the pipe if needed. … Continue reading

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Clogged Pipe – Part 1

These inflow pipes always have water backed up into them which, in this case, made them an ideal location for a pretty aggressive tree. A swamp willow’s roots started growing inside the pipe, and even though the tree was cut … Continue reading

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SWM Facility Embankment Repair – Barrel Relining

One of the exciting aspects of working in stormwater is coming up with unique ways to solve repair problems. At this site, the existing outfall pipe was corroding causing water to erode the soil along the outside of the pipe, … Continue reading

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