Tag Archives: drainage solutions

Sacramento State is using low-impact development (LID) devices to manage stormwater and look good doing it. A beautiful, maturing rain garden and porous pavement around campus is going to collect and filter 3.6 million gallons of stormwater annually. Most importantly, the LID project will protect the American River. Previously, stormwater runoff and all of the […]

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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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Silicon Valley is home to some of the most modern and innovative ideas in technology. Beyond the apps and social networks are the cities that make up Silicon Valley and each have their own unique stormwater management issues. Storm drains that functioned like hidden highways in Palo Alto are showing their age but are in […]

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Our spotlight is on Seattle today as we recall an article from Pascal Mittermaier on Stormwater One, Solutions for Stormwater in Seattle, that provides excellent graphics on the effects of stormwater run-off caused by impervious surfaces. Additionally, the article offers insight to rethinking the problem when re-designing cities to function more like forests so stormwater […]

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