Tag Archives: california

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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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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The MaxWell® IV is specified by more civil engineers and municipalities in Arizona than any other stormwater BMP. No stranger to Southern California, the MaxWell IV along with other drainage systems designed and installed exclusively by Torrent Resources have appeared on several green street and LID projects. NOTABLE PROJECTS: The Avalon Green Alley (Top Project […]

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After breaking ground in the fall of 2014, the development known as USC Village, is proceeding nicely and set for completion this coming fall. The site lies within the City of Los Angeles at the northwest corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard, about ½ mile west of the 110 Harbor Freeway and one mile […]

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Rain has been pouring down in California this month and appears to have eased the minds of people concerned about the drought. However, as we mentioned in last week’s blog, the lack of understanding on how this all works is creating a false sense of security. More rain is great but without the proper stormwater […]

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With less than a month left in office, President Barack Obama signs into law the historic Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This new legislation will authorize California drought relief, provide aid to address lead contaminate drinking water, $10 billion in flood control, navigation beach re-nourishment, and environmental restoration projects. One of the […]

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Torrent is no stranger to the fact that California’s ongoing drought has been a hot news topic for years. It’s going to take more than a few green alley projects to change the tune from “drought” to “increased water supply”. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and TreePeople issued, “Rain to the rescue: Stormwater’s Power […]

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The Stormwater Speaker Series called it a wrap for 2016 in San Diego last Wednesday, November 9th. What started off as a modest forum has transformed itself into a sought after stormwater event that has traveled across Southern California over the last seven months. The future looks bright for Torrent to continue the Stormwater Speaker […]

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  City of Palmdale using drywells as water quality BMP Historically, drywells have been used in many different ways to manage stormwater. For instance, a drywell can be used to drain away stormwater that collects in a basin or tank within a specified time period, such as 36, 48, or 96 hours. Drywells can also […]

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If California’s water emergency has taught providers anything, it is that they must they must diversify their supply — or face dire consequences.  California’s 5-year drought has affected areas of CA differently. Cities that do not have diversified water resources, such as some in the San Joaquin Valley, have to think creatively in order to form new sustainable water […]

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