In the last few years, most California cities have begun regulating the permanent stormwater BMPs that are required to be implemented with new construction or redevelopment projects. There is an overarching theme to the various Post-Construction Design BMP Manuals that have been recently published, which is, the requirement to utilize Low-Impact Development (LID) or Green-Infrastructure..
While much of the attention for Low Impact Development (LID) projects in Texas can be found in Central Texas or the Gulf Coast, one of the best examples of an LID project is outside of the City of Houston in Fort Bend County. The single-family residential project, known as Camellia, is an excellent illustration of..
By Darryl Fears December 31, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here in the land of beauty and make-believe, it’s important to keep up appearances. Tracy Quinn sees it whenever she walks her dog: sprinklers irrigating pretty green lawns and wasted water bleeding across sidewalks during the state’s driest spell in centuries. “It drives me crazy,”..
The city of Chicago is planting millions of trees and “greening” its alleys to mop up stormwater and reduce the urban “heat island” effect, while the City of Hoboken, New Jersey – which took the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s impact in 2012 – is restoring marshes and turning vacant land into a “resiliency park” that..
With AquaSave™ Residential Rainwater Harvesting Systems, outdoor watering restrictions no longer equates to a bare or dead lawn. California Filtration Specialists has a solution for homeowners to easily store and reuse rainwater. Introducing AquaSave™, the residential solution to saving landscapes and reducing water bills, while still conserving our most precious natural resource.
How to clean up the dirtiest words in construction Stormwater Runoff….These two words have been the dirtiest and most challenging of all issues facing the current construction industry. The stormwater regulations are constantly changing and becoming even more difficult to meet; while at the same time enforcement and violations are increasing throughout state. No longer..