Category Archives: Other Interesting Stuff

Whatever else strikes our fancy

What’s the Problem with Groundhogs in Stormwater Facilities?

The purpose of stormwater ponds is to collect polluted stormwater that would otherwise flow into a natural body of water during an event of precipitation.  In order to do this correctly, there needs to be a stable embankment, or dam, … Continue reading

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Product Review: The Snout

Our vac truck and hard working crew were recently featured on the cover in the January 2015 issue of The Municipal about the Snout.  And our president, Jennifer Rauhofer, PE, was quoted in the companion article.  Invented by T.J. Mullen, president of … Continue reading

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Late Summer Magic on the Upper Gunpowder River

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One of those job hazards …

Typically, we open up all manholes and inlets during site inspections, but once in a while it seems like a better idea to just leave them alone.  The license plate on the vehicle next to the manhole pretty much sums … Continue reading

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Low Flow Elmo … Too Hot for Sesame Street

We see a lot of strange things stuck in pipes and occasionally come across animals inside of structures during maintenance and inspection visits.  As you would imagine, it’s always a little un-nerving looking into a structure and seeing a set … Continue reading

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Smart way to improve water quality!

Blue Water Baltimore is the new name for the merger of the Jones Falls Watershed Association, Herring Run Watershed Association, Gwynns Falls Watershed Association, Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association and Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER.  The website states that “Blue Water Baltimore’s purpose … Continue reading

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How could bottled water be bad???

Every time I purchase a bottle of water I feel like I did something good for myself.  After all, water is so much better for you than some of the alternative beverage choices!  However, I was recently shocked to learn … Continue reading

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Charm City: 1903 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

From the Other Interesting Stuff Local file: Baltimore Harbor in 1903. Go to Shorpy‘s and check out the full size version – link below.  What do YOU recognize in the photo, fellow Baltimoreans? Charm City: 1903 | Shorpy Historic Photo … Continue reading

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Cool Pond Remediation with a Waterfall Outfall

Construction of one of our designs has recently been completed.  This was the remediation of a farm pond to meet current dam safety regulations.  In lieu of a typical riser/barrel outfall, we chose to convey flows through a concrete weir … Continue reading

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Waterkeepers move on MDE

ThImage via Wikipedia The Maryland Waterkeepers have petitioned the EPA to pull Maryland’s authority to administer the Clean Water Act.    This move is primarily about the NPDES discharge permits for industrial operations and other point sources. The second major action … Continue reading

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