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How Stormwater Solutions Can Impact Your Business and Yield Profits

How Stormwater Solutions Can Impact Your Business and Yield Profits | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

Storm water harvesting has emerged as a commendable sustainable practice over the last few years. Homeowners and businesses alike can find suitable collection and storage technologies that fit into their property and fulfill their water conservation goals. For commercial establishments or companies, specifically, the advantages that can be gleaned from these innovative stormwater solutions are valuable.

 

 

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Better Storm Water Management is also a Homeowner’s Responsibility

Better Storm Water Management is also a Homeowner’s Responsibility | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

The city of Steamboat Springs in Colorado recently initiated a storm water management project that was set to begin May 26, 2015. The project includes the installation of an underground stormwater treatment device that supplements the existing storm sewer along one of the city’s major thoroughfares. The new system is expected to remove litter, sediment, oil and other pollutants from stormwater runoff before it’s released into the Yampa River.
To coincide with the project, the city’s Public Works Department also hosted a one day training workshop on May 28, 2015 that aimed to discuss the inspection and maintenance of post-construction stormwater best management practices (BMP). Colorado Stormwater Center was tasked to present the workshop, which was held at Colorado State University.

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Residential Stormwater Solutions Help You Reuse Rainwater at Home

Residential Stormwater Solutions Help You Reuse Rainwater at Home | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
Whether you have your own water supply or you rely on the water provided by the city, having a reliable source of water is crucial in any home. After all, there are many everyday situations, such as bathing and laundry, that demand you have enough water on hand. According to research conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American family (four people) consumes roughly 400 gallons of water per day. The amount of water that the average American household uses is eye-popping, and homeowners can only imagine how much that usage contributes toward their monthly water bills. Fortunately, there are many ways homeowners can reduce the amount of water they use at home. One such way would be to have residential stormwater solutions like StormChambers installed at home.
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Natural Storm Water Management is Key to Future Water Conservation

Natural Storm Water Management is Key to Future Water Conservation | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
There’s currently no sign of California’s dry spell abating. With much of the state’s sources of water bone dry, authorities have turned to the Pacific for their water need. All eyes are currently on the Carlsbad desalination plant, which will provide San Diego County with seven percent of its water needs. A second plant in Huntington Beach has been proposed but awaiting approval. While desalination plants have created oases in the most arid places, some believe desalination shouldn’t be the long-term solution. In a letter to David Pisarra and his article on desalination in the Santa Monica Daily Press, Matthew King, communications director of the nonprofit Heal The Bay, argued that a more natural course is needed.
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Stormwater Solutions: Maintenance for Underground Stormwater Systems

Stormwater Solutions: Maintenance for Underground Stormwater Systems | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

Weather conditions can often be very burdensome on stormwater facilities for a variety of reasons. First, if regular maintenance is neglected, it can result in stormwater system damages, as well as trash, debris, and sediment accumulation. Therefore, inspection and maintenance are tasks that should be done properly and regularly.
Of course, the schedule of your inspection will depend on the type of stormwater solutions you employ—wet or dry surface basins such as ponds and sand filters respectively—will require shorter inspection intervals due to their location and their potential for risks.

 

 

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Storm Water Management Tips: Protecting Your Home from Floodwater

Storm Water Management Tips: Protecting Your Home from Floodwater | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

According to statistics compiled by the National Flood Insurance Program, floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States. In fact, total flood insurance claims from 2003 to 2012 averaged nearly $4 billion per annum. The top three states with the highest number of insurance claims are New Jersey, New York, and Louisiana.

The presence of floodwater in any residential area is a huge cause for concern. After all, the health risks associated with flooding are well documented. Exposure to debris floating in floodwater can result in infected wounds. Consuming products contaminated by pollutants and bacteria in floodwater can cause diarrheal diseases. Furthermore, stagnant floodwater encourages the proliferation of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne viruses.

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The Need for Effective Stormwater Management BMP in Residential Areas

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Stormwater Solutions—Preventing Storm Runoff from Destroying Your Home

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Better Storm Water Management: A Necessity in the State of California

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Stormwater Solutions—Growing Need for Stormwater Infiltration Systems

Stormwater Solutions—Growing Need for Stormwater Infiltration Systems | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
As urban flooding becomes a prevalent issue worldwide, the need for effective stormwater solutions--such as infiltration systems, for instance—continues to grow.
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Good Storm Water Management Solutions Work as a Team, Not Individually

Good Storm Water Management Solutions Work as a Team, Not Individually | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
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Effective Stormwater Solutions: What Planners Need to Watch Out For

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Why Using Stormwater Systems at Home Beats Recycling Your Gray Water

Why Using Stormwater Systems at Home Beats Recycling Your Gray Water | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

Do you want a more sustainable home? Like many others today, you can explore various creative ways to reduce your use of resources like energy and water, as well as reduce waste. You can keep better watch or control of your consumption by enforcing household policies with your family, for instance, or reuse items that you would have otherwise thrown out.
When it comes to water conservation, you also have to think of limiting excess consumption or waste and promoting smart use throughout the home. One solution that some homes are implementing for water efficiency is the use of stormwater systems. By collecting, treating, and storing storm runoff, these technologies help provide you an alternative or additional supply of water that you can use for a variety of domestic chores like washing your cars, watering your lawn or the plants in your garden and flushing the toilets.

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Stormwater BMP: Infiltration Chambers in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

Stormwater BMP: Infiltration Chambers in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) hosted a program last May 28, which brought around 45 officials and civil engineers from all over the country to Wrightsville Beach to evaluate a stormwater BMP concept they pioneered. The BMP involves using runoff reduction techniques that sever the direct connection of rainfall and runoff to local waters. It employed the use of infiltration chambers that let polluted runoff seep slowly into the earth instead of going directly into outfall pipes and local waters.
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Robust Stormwater Systems Help Preserve Water Quality Despite Floods

Robust Stormwater Systems Help Preserve Water Quality Despite Floods | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
According to data gathered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), floods caused $2,861,426,089 worth of damage in 2014. Over the last 30 years, the NOAA estimates that floods have caused $7.96 billion in damages each year. With the devastating effects of flooding well-documented, it is important that city government, industrial, and commercial sectors should have robust stormwater systems in place. With these systems in place, water is safely stored and disposed of before a flood can cause significant property damage.
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Stormwater BMPs Highlight Cost Effectiveness and Eco-Friendliness

Stormwater BMPs Highlight Cost Effectiveness and Eco-Friendliness | StormChamber® | Scoop.it
Last April, the city council of Fremont, NE convened to look at their numbers regarding the city’s flood mitigation projects: a viaduct and a levee. Currently, the city is funding the construction of the viaduct, which began a few years ago after voters approved it. Meanwhile, the levee would help significantly especially with rapid response by emergency crews. Both projects would cost the city close to $28 million. Unfortunately, according to Jody Sanders, the city’s director of finance, the city would still be $2.6 million short even with the reserves. Mayor Scott Getzschman sees no other way to acquire the deficit but through taxes, which isn’t always a popular option. The council is expected to vote on the final budget on September this year.
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Debating Stormwater Systems—Why Are Storm Chambers Better Than Most?

Debating Stormwater Systems—Why Are Storm Chambers Better Than Most? | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

Stormwater ponds and wetlands are designed to collect polluted stormwater that would otherwise flow into rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water during a precipitation event. For these systems to function properly, they need to have a dam, or some other form of stable embankment to keep water contained within the system. There are many measures that can be taken to maintain the integrity of a pond or wetland stormwater system, unfortunately, even the most well-maintained of these systems can be prone to compromising  issues at times.
The issue with stormwater ponds and wetlands:
The natural behavior of groundhogs, nutria, and muskrats is detrimental to the structural strength of dams and embankments that hold a pond or wetland stormwater system together.

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Robust Stormwater BMP Solutions Help Minimize Public Health Risks

Robust Stormwater BMP Solutions Help Minimize Public Health Risks | StormChamber® | Scoop.it

As snow continues to melt in different parts of the United States, the chances of flooding increase. This possibility is especially applicable to low-lying areas that are expected to see additional rain over the course of the next few weeks. The situation can only worsen if the area does not have a robust storm water BMP (best management practices) system in place.

At first glance, it would seem that flooding is an everyday risk that comes with living in these areas. Although some people see it as such, this outlook does not make the health risks brought about by flood water any less serious.

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4 Types of Subsurface Storm Water Systems That You Should Get to Know

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Eliminate Dangerous Storm Runoff with Efficient Storm Water Systems

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Ending California's Extended Dry Spell with Adequate Stormwater BMP

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Stormwater Systems Can Effectively Eliminate Pollutants from Runoff

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Outstanding Stormwater BMPs: Turning Water Problems into Solutions

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