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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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Top 10 Blog Stats for 2014

1. Sustainable Stormwater Management had about 23,000 visitors in 2014. 2. Our visitors came from 134 countries. 3. The most viewed blog post this year that was written in 2014 was entitled, “Environmental Site Design Workshop at The Engineer’s Club.” … Continue reading

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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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