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Yesterday, November 21, the State Water Board announced that it is considering an amendment to the Statewide Industrial General Storm Water Permit1 (Permit) to allow permit compliance through on-site and off-site capture of industrial storm water. The proposed amendment would incentivize storm water capture to enhance and augment local water supply and quality. Storm water […]

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It’s easy to forget that there are places in the U.S. that lack basic needs such as access to fresh produce and safe drinking water. Radhika Fox, in an article published on Water Deeply News, details efforts by water agencies to develop equitable and inclusive approaches to water management to help stabilize access to safe […]

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California has been considering creative solutions to their water crisis for over a decade. The ambitious plan to build two large water tunnels under the West’s largest estuary has been labeled too expensive by the water utilities that would take the brunt of the cost. An article written by Matt Weiser details the support and […]

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The California Water Commission will determine which water storage projects will receive $2.7 billion in funding. Kirsten James, author of this article published on Water Deeply, has her fingers crossed that California carefully considers projects that expand underground storage. “California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5 billion water bond, known as Proposition 1, to help the state […]

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We are proud to announce that the Broadway Neighborhood Storm Water Greenway project has received an award for 2016’s SWS Top Stormwater & Erosion Project. Next week, we will be sharing a digital case study about this project along with photos of the installation. “Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is proud to celebrate the most noteworthy […]

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The historic drought in California may be long gone but water conservation habits die hard. From 2012 to 2016 California residents were subject to imposed strict water use regulations. Over that time, residents reduced their use of earth’s most valuable resource by about a quarter. An article written by Alastair Bland details the rise and […]

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To keep up with a growing student population, Sacramento State University is planning and building additional facilities and recently broke ground on a new parking structure. In keeping with their dedication to low impact development (LID), the addition of the parking structure included stormwater planters to capture and treat runoff for the purpose of meeting […]

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Groundwater issues spread far beyond California. The article, “Farmers Propose Novel Solution to Fight Over Groundwater in Nevada” written by David Rothberg outlines the frustrations of state regulators and its rural community to choose a path of solution for the groundwater crisis in Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley in rural Nevada has a critically overdrafted aquifer […]

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We all take for granted our access to clean drinking water. We are familiar with TV commercials that ask for our daily one-penny donations to provide clean water to children in third world countries. What we don’t realize is that access to clean drinking water isn’t just a problem in these foreign countries but much […]

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When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the drought had ended the rural residents on San Joaquin valley felt forgotten when their wells were still running dry. Evelyn Rios, 80, lives in rural Madera County where she thought she was being hooked up to the city of Madera’s water system. In 2014, Rios’ well dried up […]

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