Tag: Stormwater

Managing Stormwater in Impervious Environments

By Pete Kolaszewski, PE Water that collects after a rain or snowmelt must go somewhere. It may pool and eventually evaporate and/or seep into the ground. It may follow the contour of the land and run into a stream or ditch. In either case, vegetation slows the water’s flow, promotes infiltration, and helps filter out… Read More »

Helping Communities Build Resilience

By Bruce Ommen, PE If there’s one attribute that individuals, business owners, communities, and government agencies have needed in 2020 it’s this: Resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly and bounce back from difficult situations. This year has given us all a lot of practice in doing just that. About the Expert: Bruce Ommen,… Read More »

Depressed Median Controls Stormwater, Improves Runoff

By Troy Robillard, PE The majority of water falling from the sky onto an urban street will get collected by a curb and gutter system and flow directly into a storm sewer. That water then flows into our streams, creeks, and rivers, often carrying pollution and suspended solids that can be harmful to our waterways.… Read More »