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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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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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How do we stop the drain on California’s water supply? In the article, How much storm water is LA catching?, author Sharon McNary describes Southern California’s recent efforts to improve stormwater capture and what still needs to be done. In our recent blogs we’ve reiterated the urgency for California to embrace stormwater capture if they […]

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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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This is a special preview to our next digital case study that will be live next Wednesday, August 31. Torrent has been involved in multiple Green Alley projects in Los Angeles that help transform the city’s paved alleyways into spaces that can collect stormwater. Similar designs have been popping up in Seattle and Chicago where […]

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In March of this year we featured a five-part blog series that covered the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s exploration of groundwater management in California. Back in headlines again, a Stanford University study is recommending groundwater recharge and storage across California as an affordable solution against the drought. Echoing the benefits of MaxWell® drywells, […]

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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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