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Tag Archive: Stormwater

/News---Info/Blog/August-2014/Camouflaged-tank-at-Canal-Park-Protects-Lake-Super Mark Wallis, PE
Where’s the sanitary sewer overflow tank?  The City of Duluth needed to solve a serious sanitary sewer overflow problem and figure out how to camouflage an 8.3-million-gallon tank that is the area of a football field and 30 feet tall.  The tank is hidden in plain sight at Canal Park, a popular tourist area bordering Lake Superior.  This is how they did it!

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/News---Info/Blog/July-2014/Examples-of-Green-Infrastructure-in-Communities Eric Thompson, PE, CFM
Examples of green infrastructure found in neighborhoods near you  include green roofs, tree planting, bioretention and infiltration systems, permeable pavement, vegetative swales and water harvesting. 

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/News---Info/Blog/June-2014/The-Ways-Green-Infrastructure-Can-Benefit-Communit Eric Thompson, PE, CFM
It seems like everybody and everything is adopting the phrase “going green,” but what does that mean for our industry? Green infrastructure is a network of stormwater management practices that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways. However, can these systems actually help the communities in which they’re built? 

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/News---Info/Blog/April-2014/Test-Your-Lawn-and-Save Eric Thompson, PE, CFM
The weather is finally getting warmer and Spring is in the air.  Now is the time that people turn their attention to their unsightly brown lawns with dreams of lush green. Before you run off to Home Depot to pick up bags of fertilizer, wait for a moment. Think to yourself, “Does my lawn really need this?”

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/News---Info/Blog/March-2014/Stormwater-Ponds-Are-a-Thing-of-Beauty Eric Thompson, PE, CFM

Stormwater ponds provide a valuable function in the management of water runoff. They provide a retention area to prevent flooding and allow for the settling of sediments to reduce total suspended solids in the water. But, just because they have a utilitarian purpose, doesn’t mean they have to have a utilitarian design.

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