Tag Archives: water

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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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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The days of sending stormwater off site to be conveyed to the nearest receiving water are long gone. Today, we can use the principles of LID to manage stormwater as a resource, which provides flood control, prevents downstream flooding, improves water quality, and promotes groundwater recharge. In an effort to demonstrate the proper way to […]

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For over 44 years, Torrent Resources has offered the MaxWell®- an engineered system that has been installed in the Southwest United States more than 80,000 times. The MaxWell® is simple, effective, maintainable, and best of all, it’s second to none when it comes to recharging groundwater.  Even with decades of experience and expertise, questions about […]

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The University of Southern California (USC) may fly colors that are red and gold, but they love being green. Since 2008, USC has installed over a dozen drywells across the campus to manage stormwater and promote groundwater recharge. Fortunately, the USC campus is situated above very well drained deposits of sand and gravel, which have […]

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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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Since last week was Earth Day, let’s take some time to focus on the positive in stormwater news. An article on WaterWorld.com details the EPA’s announcement of $3.3 Million in funding being awarded to the research of water reuse. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced funding to five institutions to research human and […]

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