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A common misconception about water storage projects in California is that there haven’t been any major installations since the 1970s. A large part of that misconception is that large dams, and other massive installs, are the first thing that come to mind when someone says, “water storage”. An article written by Barry Nelson, and independent […]

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Almost a year after publishing our digital case study about the development known as “USC Village” we see the intricate stormwater capture system hard at work after the first rainfall since its opening in August. An article written by Ron Mackovich and published on the USC News website offers understanding of how the many BMPs, […]

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Winning awards from Stormwater Solutions (SWS) and CASQA, the Broadway Neighborhood Greenway Project has set a high bar for how to do a Green Street Retrofit. The neighborhood wide project, which was a partnership between the City of Los Angeles, CA State Water Resources Control Board, Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Santa Monica Bay […]

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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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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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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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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® Plus is the industry standard for draining large paved surfaces, nuisance water and other demanding applications. This patented system incorporates state-of-the-art pre-treatment technology. DESIGN Since 1974, nearly 80,000 MaxWell Systems have proven their value as a cost-effective solution in a wide variety of drainage applications. They are accepted by state and municipal agencies […]

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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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