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A newly developed multifamily project in Anaheim was just finishing up construction when the contractor discovered the permeable paver system used to create the interior driveways was not functioning as intended. During even small rainfall events, stormwater was running off and ponding for long periods of time instead of disappearing into the engineered paver system. […]

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When we talk about infrastructure we often overlook the conservation that involves the public and their role in making infrastructure projects a reality. An article published by Mitch Tobin details the public support for future water investment. Of the $1 trillion proposed budget for the nation’s dilapidated infrastructure only a small percentage is expected to […]

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The immediate effects of the drought in California distract us from the other potential dangers it may cause. An online article published on Water Deeply describes how above-average precipitation in California satisfies the drought but threatens a dangerous fire season. Looking back on California’s wettest winter in recent history brings a sigh of relief as […]

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After a historic 5-year drought in California a massive storm took locals and infrastructure by surprise. A Water Deeply article written by Ian Evans about the Oroville Dam in Butte County, California details what happened, why, and what’s next. The wettest winter in California’s recent history threatened to collapse the dam and send billions of […]

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As dry weather is looming in the future we must reflect on what one of California’s wettest winters has taught us about stormwater management and how aquifers are the best option for storing water. An article recently published on Water Deeply suggests California missed a huge opportunity to store the massive amounts of water from […]

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An article featured in Water Deeply written by Alastair Bland covers how the recent rain and snowfall in California could reverse the decline of California’s groundwater storage. Bland interviewed a hydrologist with the University of California, Davis who says water agencies must find efficient ways to refill depleted aquifers. A common theme of our blogs […]

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California has a knack for writing checks it can’t cash. California has been over drafting their water savings account for years and now over pumping groundwater is over drafting aquifers which lead to subsidence. Land subsidence occurs when large amounts of groundwater have been withdrawn from certain types of rocks, such as fine-grained sediments. The […]

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The California Senate is voting in favor of stormwater capture. A bill authored by Democratic State Senator Bob Hertzberg that has recently passed the California State Senate would make it easier for local agencies to build projects to capture stormwater and boost water supplies. Ultimately, this bill would change the way projects are financed. Under […]

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Through word of mouth marketing, Torrent was asked to evaluate the potential of using a MaxWell® Plus on a Southern California Edison (SCE) site in Ontario, CA. The existing site contained a stormwater retention basin that had stopped draining because the surface soils had been completely impacted by the introduction of silt and fine material […]

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An op-ed piece by Dr. Jay Lund from the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, recounts what we should have learned from a decade of extreme weather in California. From 2012-2015, California endured one its driest years of record. Now 2017 is likely to be the wettest year on record in northern California and […]

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