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..
Using watering bags to nurture young trees can help ensure a moist soil environment as the plants develop root structure. But standard watering bags require constant refills and do little to deter stormwater runoff pollution. However, a new product made from the same material used in disposable diapers can catch and retain rainwater before releasing it..
The best available permeable pavement solution is now in CA! Do you have hardscape needs on your next construction project? Permeable pavements are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff and comply with local post-construction standards. However, the common options for permeable pavements have proven to be high-maintenance and overall ineffective Green Infrastructure BMPs. PaveDrain..
Easy Ways to Comply with your Changing Status and Regulations under the Industrial General Permit (plus other effective stormwater compliance solutions…) An all too common problem for today’s industrial facilities is how to meet stormwater regulations with limited budgets and tight space constraints. However, it is possible to meet these changing requirements without ripping up..
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..