Blogs

AQUALIS Stormwater focuses solely on stormwater management, so we have an unmatched perspective into stormwater needs and requirements for properties all over the country. Learn about the latest changes in rules and regulations, stormwater SCM technologies, and more below.

Blogs

AQUALIS Stormwater focuses solely on stormwater management, so we have an unmatched perspective into stormwater needs and requirements for properties all over the country. Learn about the latest changes in rules and regulations, stormwater SCM technologies, and more below.

October 16, 2020
How COVID Could Flood Cities
2020 has left businesses unprepared. As COVID-19 made its way across the globe, companies took significant losses from production line [...]
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September 2, 2020
Thermal Pollution; The Effect of Summer Heatwaves on Stormwater
When you think of water pollution, images of sea life swimming through plastic or agriculture fertilizer runoff likely come to [...]
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August 21, 2020
How Prepared is Your Stormwater System for a Hurricane?
June marked the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and with multiple named storms in 2020, this season is expected [...]
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July 15, 2020
Stormwater Spotlight: Colorado Springs into Action in the Fight Against Stormwater Pollution
For the last few years Colorado Springs has been dealing with a lawsuit from the EPA for violating their stormwater [...]
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June 25, 2020
AQUALIS’ Chicago Roof-Top Pollinator Gardens
In honor of National Pollinator Week, it seemed fitting to share our latest pollinator install in Chicago, Illinois. This install [...]
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June 22, 2020
National Pollinator Week 2020
What’s the buzz? It is National Pollinator Week, June 22 – 28! One of our favorite topics at AQUALIS is [...]
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June 17, 2020
Stormwater Spotlight: How to Manage Your Meltwater in Washington
Stormwater Spotlight: How to Manage Your Meltwater in Washington As warmer weather comes, it is important to prepare for an [...]
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June 1, 2020
Texas Stormwater Scorecards
Texas Stormwater Scorecards Rain is what the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center (ETC) defined as one of their state’s [...]
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April 15, 2020
Spring Cleaning for Stormwater Facilities
It’s that time of year again when days are getting longer, temperatures are getting higher, and the first flowers start [...]
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March 27, 2020
Stormwater Maintenance Crews versus Landscapers
Have you ever wondered whether your stormwater control measures (SCMs) could benefit more from landscaping, or if you need to [...]
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March 6, 2020
Concrete Jungles Going Green
While the U.N. and U.S. Census Bureau disagree on when the human population will reach eight billion, there is no [...]
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February 19, 2020
Stormwater Spotlight: Protecting the Puget Sound
The Puget Sound is the pride and joy of the State of Washington, expanding over 100 miles in an intricate [...]
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January 31, 2020
Anatomy of a Parking Lot
The design and functionality of a parking lot incorporates more than asphalt and parking spaces. Parking lots are engineered to [...]
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January 10, 2020
The Twenty-Thirst Century: Retaining Stormwater as a Vital Resource
We are known as the blue planet for good reason: 75% of the surface of the earth is covered by [...]
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November 20, 2019
Stormwater Spotlight: Vancouver, Wash. and the Columbia River
When Lewis and Clark embarked on their intrepid mission to affirm the sovereignty of the United States, one of their [...]
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October 21, 2019
Stormwater Spotlight: Eastern Texas, Louisiana and the 100-Year Storms
It has been made dramatically and tragically clear in recent years that our stormwater infrastructure along the Gulf Coast is [...]
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September 18, 2019
Stormwater Spotlight: Baltimore Stormwater Management and the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
It’s been decades since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972, and the varied cities and states of [...]
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August 29, 2019
Anatomy of a Wet Detention Pond
Did you know that oftentimes the ponds you see on the side of the road, beside a grocery store, next [...]
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July 12, 2019
EPA Stormwater Management: Understanding Stormwater Inspection, Reporting Standards and Requirements
Did you know that for your business to be compliant with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater management guidelines, it must [...]
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June 21, 2019
AQUALIS Celebrates National Pollinator Week
  Restoration + Recovery celebrated National Pollinator Week in a big way this year. In an effort to combat the recent [...]
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June 18, 2019
Preparing for BMP Inspection in the Southeast: How to be Raintime-Ready
The Southeast US is going through a major growth spurt, and the growing pains the area is going through are [...]
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May 24, 2019
Anatomy of a Filterra
  Knowledge of how Stormwater SCMs work is crucial to have to recognize when one of your structures may be [...]
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November 19, 2018
LA County Just Passed a Major Stormwater Overhaul; Here’s How it Affects Your Business
Stormwater in Los Angeles County has been neglected for a long time.  
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November 5, 2018
Iron Butterflies: Heavy Metals Runoff is Putting Businesses and Ecosystems at Risk
One of life’s best little pleasures is the soft melody of rain falling on a tin roof. Backdropped by a [...]
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October 22, 2018
For Greenness’ Sake: Meeting Consumer Demand for Corporate Environmental Stewardship
In our modern day and age, the product quality and availability of a business isn’t all that’s going to cut [...]
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October 8, 2018
Common Stormwater Violations and their Consequences
Getting a notice of violation (NOV) is never a fun experience. Having a violation found during a stormwater inspection means [...]
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September 26, 2018
Extreme Rain Events: Lessons on Hurricane Runoff Learned from Florence
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the Restoration + Recovery office. Hurricane Florence brought on high wind speeds, [...]
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September 12, 2018
Functionally Equivalent Stormwater Technologies: An Eye on the Future
How far back into history does the first stormwater management system go? Our civilization has been implementing systems using low-impact [...]
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August 6, 2018
Wildfires and Watersheds: The Forest as a Water Pump
Brace yourselves. We are on the cusp of another fire season, and its year-to-year intensity is only increasing. Like many [...]
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July 30, 2018
The TAPE Process: Assessing Emerging Technologies in Stormwater
The Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE) Program is the Washington State Department of Ecology’s process for evaluating and approving [...]
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July 23, 2018
Rural Regulation: Non-MS4 Stormwater Management
Rural stormwater management plans are growing in popularity. The proper development and maintenance of BMPs is important even in areas [...]
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June 19, 2018
Proprietary Systems: Illuminating the Vaults Beneath Our Feet
A healthy stormwater system should be able to handle the most torrential of downpours with aplomb. These heavy downpours can [...]
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December 8, 2017
Bluffton SC Mandates Stormwater Repairs, Maintenance and Inspections: What You Need to Know
The town of Bluffton, SC recently announced that it has begun inspections of all stormwater drainage and treatment systems in [...]
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September 5, 2017
Solar Surge: Eclipse Causes Intense Traffic, Shedding Light on Overflows
Let’s be real: Summer in the Pacific Northwest is not the time that its denizens are most vigilant about maintaining [...]
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August 29, 2017
How can citizens help prevent stormwater pollution?
In the summer, it seems like someone in a residential neighborhood is washing their car every day. Giant buckets of [...]
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July 6, 2017
Integrated Water Resources Management
  There are many factors that put pressure on water resources which effects the options and requirements for water management. [...]
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May 23, 2017
The Clean Water Act: Legal Basis & Intent
Legal Basis of the Clean Water Act:
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October 23, 2015
NC Minimum Design Criteria (MDC) for Stormwater Control Measures
The Restoration and Recovery team recently attended the North Carolina State University Wet Pond and Wetland Design Update in RTP.  [...]
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July 22, 2015
Plants and Your Stormwater Control Measures
Vegetation establishment is an important component of many stormwater control measures (SCM).  Grasses, trees, shrubs, and other herbaceous plants help [...]
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April 17, 2015
Problems Associated with Urbanization and Stream Function
Anyone walking along a degraded urban stream may see signs of the effects of urban development: heavily eroded stream banks, [...]
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March 20, 2015
Addressing Headwater Drainage with Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC)
Headwater streams provide many ecologic and water quality benefits.  In a natural setting, these small drainage tributaries filter rainwater, recharge [...]
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March 16, 2015
Stormwater Nuisance Issues and Maintenance Solutions
There are many preventative measures that can be taken into account for a site-specific stormwater management plan, but even well-maintained [...]
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March 6, 2015
SPRING-TIME CHECKLIST FOR YOUR STORMWATER FACILITY
Winter can often be very taxing on stormwater facilities for a variety of reasons.  First, these systems are often neglected [...]
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February 25, 2015
STORMWATER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT DURING THE TRANSITION OUT OF WINTER
Regardless of where your property is located, there are key strategies for proper management of your stormwater system (BMP) year-round. [...]
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February 21, 2015
Managing Stormwater with LID Techniques
To clarify, LID is not something you place on top of your trashcan to keep out unwanted canines.  Since the [...]
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February 18, 2015
Chatham Park Planned Development District
A new development underway, Chatham Park, is the local buzz amongst residents of the Triangle area. The 7,100 acre project [...]
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February 6, 2015
Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) Water Resources Advisory Committee
I am in my second year on the Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) Water Resources Advisory Committee.  So far [...]
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January 30, 2015
Stormwater in 2014: The Stormwater Rule
On January 7, 2015, Water Environment Federation released an article, Year in Review: 2014 Under the Stormwater Lens, which summarized [...]
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January 23, 2015
Working Safely in Confined Spaces
A couple weeks ago the R&R Durham team completed an OSHA course entitled “Working Safely in Confined Spaces + Lockout/Tagout [...]
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January 16, 2015
NC Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Certification Update
I recently participated in the NC Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Certification Update with Dr.
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October 15, 2014
WEFTEC
As the host for water professionals around the globe, the annual WEFTEC conference is an authoritative source for all things [...]
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When you think of water pollution, images of sea life swimming through plastic or agriculture fertilizer runoff likely come to mind. While this physical, more observable, and increasingly pressing form of water pollution tends to be the focus of environmental activism, there is another less talked about the threat to our waterways: thermal pollution. Thermal […]

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