Tag: BMP

Best Management Practices Clean, Control Stormwater

Most communities have a substantial investment in a system that historically has been nearly invisible: the system of drains and pipes that diverts stormwater and snow melt from streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. If it’s working correctly, the system does its job, water disappears, and people go on with their day. It’s a natural system… Read More »

Unidirectional Flushing Scrubs Water Mains, Fire Hydrants

By Pete Kolaszewski, PE To maintain their water supply systems, communities schedule routine water main and fire hydrant flushing, which removes sediments, deposits, and biofilm buildup from water systems and improves overall water quality. A unidirectional flushing program (UDF), however, takes those routine flushes a step further. How Does Unidirectional Flushing Work? In general, UDF… Read More »