Even with all the rain, Oregon’s water woes need to be addressed

It is raining and it will keep raining. It feels like it has always been raining. Rain-soaked Oregonians understandably doubt that water scarcity could ever be an issue here. But, in some parts of the state, we live in a land of water overabundance and also of failing drinking water systems due to quality, quantity, […]

North Carolina’s Atlantic Beach Watershed Restoration And Stormwater Resilience Plan Approved

The town’s impervious surfaces have increased over the years, impacting lands’ ability to absorb rainwater. Atlantic Beach’s Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Resilience Plan has been approved by the state of North Carolina. This comes after a collaborative planning effort to address flooding and polluted runoff caused by heavy rains, reported The Coastal Review. According to […]

San Diego’s Infrastructure Deficit Is Really a Stormwater Deficit

It’s becoming clear that stormwater is by far the city’s biggest infrastructure problem – and that the city might actually do something about it. The infrastructure deficit that has hung over San Diego politics for years without meaningful intervention is perhaps better understood as a stormwater deficit. Eight years ago, Mayor Todd Gloria, then Council […]

Hendersonville unveils Patton Park ‘Stormwater Stroll’

Hendersonville invites the public to take a walk along the Patton Park “Stormwater Stroll.” The series of stormwater projects implemented by the city are now accompanied by informational signs to educate park visitors about water quality. “All the features you see along the Patton Park ‘Stormwater Stroll’ are designed to mimic how nature would treat stormwater if there were […]

SFA graduate student investigates effect of tree coverage on roof-harvested rainwater quality

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Research conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University environmental science graduate student Kimberly Gamez is adding to a growing body of work with the goal of alleviating the ever-increasing demand on one of Texas’ most precious natural resources — water. According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase […]

EPA Proposes Tougher Rules to Monitor Runoff at Transportation Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed changes aimed at expanding and strengthening its permitting authority to regulate activities at motor freight transportation facilities, and other industrial sectors, that are often exposed to stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff may discharge pollutants into nearby bodies of water or storm sewer systems. The agency said the […]