Tag: Stormwater

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 »

Best Management Practices for Stormwater Runoff Facilities: Detention vs. Retention

April showers bring more than May flowers. Snow melt and springtime rains also bring stormwater runoff pains. Why is stormwater runoff a problem? Stormwater runoff impacts two areas: water quantity and water quality. When vegetative surface cover is replaced with streets and buildings, the rate of stormwater runoff, which starts as precipitation (rain, sleet, and… Read More »

Investing in Asset Management: Seven Steps to Help You Strategize

By Richard Kleinmann From clean water to sanitary sewers to safe roads, elements of our infrastructure are key components in a life where our public health is protected and our desirable living environment is preserved. Problem is, many communities struggle to maintain their deteriorating and aging assets in the wake of limited resources and decreased… Read More »