Tag Archives: stormwater

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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Groundwater issues spread far beyond California. The article, “Farmers Propose Novel Solution to Fight Over Groundwater in Nevada” written by David Rothberg outlines the frustrations of state regulators and its rural community to choose a path of solution for the groundwater crisis in Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley in rural Nevada has a critically overdrafted aquifer […]

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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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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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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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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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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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