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San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

September 15, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The City of San Jose has engaged a team of engineers, modelers and scientists to provide professional consultancy services on projects to implement its 2019 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan. Envisioning a watershed with thriving creeks, rivers, and a healthy San Francisco Bay, the City developed the GSI Plan, aRead More

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

July 19, 2021 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Kyle Stevens Climate change is a pressing issue for local governments. The unpredictable nature of storm events and sea level rise has put a strain on already aging stormwater infrastructure, requiring huge investments to address the problem. Paying for these investments should not rely upon the methods of theRead More

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

April 5, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $67 million in grant funding through the new Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program. This funding will support public health and environmental protections by helping states and cities improve stormwater management to address sewer overflows and reduceRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s the first time infrastructure as a wholeRead More

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

February 26, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The U.S. stormwater sector faces an estimated $8.5 billion annual funding gap, according to a survey by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The funding shortfall exists as municipalities nationwide work to maintain water infrastructure, control pollution in waterways, and protect communities from flooding. The funding gap was identified in WEF’sRead More

4 Key Data Management Milestones to Ensure Water Sustainability

4 Key Data Management Milestones to Ensure Water Sustainability

June 16, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

By Rich Prinster With the global population expected to hit 8.5 billion in the next 10 years, the demand for water is rising inexorably. Many areas of the world are already facing either water shortages or water that’s unsafe for human consumption. When it comes to water scarcity: Four billion peopleRead More

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Xylem’s BLU-X Optimizes Collection, Treatment at Dramatically Lower Cost

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Xylem’s BLU-X Optimizes Collection, Treatment at Dramatically Lower Cost

June 3, 2020 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

BLU-X, Xylem’s innovative Intelligent Urban Watershed platform, helps utilities improve sewer system and treatment plant performance and capacity utilization, meeting environmental goals while saving substantially on operating, energy and maintenance costs. BLU-X is a Real Time Decision Support System (RT-DSS) that uses a Sense, Predict, Act framework to help utilitiesRead More

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

February 10, 2020 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Greg Quist Stormwater and sanitary sewer systems may be some of the least technologically sophisticated systems in the utility’s arsenal. Most often, these systems are gravity-based and out of sight. As a result, operational assessments are limited to the occasional visual inspection when an operator lifts a manhole toRead More

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

December 18, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

City of Mineral Wells, Texas, Uses Image Classification in Stormwater Rate Study By Tak Makino The City of Mineral Wells, Texas, is a community of approximately 15,000 people west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has experienced numerous floods in recent years, including significant damage in the 2015 Memorial DayRead More

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

December 2, 2019 at 6:41 am 0 comments

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three new senior project managers. David Barton, P.E., CFM, and William Conlan, P.E, CFM, will serve the firm’s stormwater clients in Houston. Naveen Khammampati, P.E., CFM, will manage the firm’s stormwater projects inRead More