Category Archives: Stormwater 101

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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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Maintenance Obligations

Many owners or property managers wonder what their maintenance responsibilities are and how they can be enforced by the regulatory authorities.  We happened upon this maintenance agreement on EPA’s website that is a “typical” maintenance agreement.  These agreements usually run … 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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StormCon 2008 LID Site Design Presentation

This paper and presentation explores whether Low Impact Development (LID), as originally contemplated (duplicating existing site hydrology), is really a practical solution.  We used this same example in a national workshop series in 2006.

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Managing Stormwater Management Presentation

This presentation is geared for property and facility managers who would like to learn more about managing stormwater infrastructure.

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