Tag Archive: stormwater

Jun 12

Climate Woes in Pennsylvania Waterways

Climate change is bringing warmer, wetter weather to the Keystone State. Shen: “If we were to summarize the changes that Pennsylvania is facing in two words, that would be warmer and wetter.” Chaopeng Shen of Penn State says climate change affects fresh water, in part because unusually warm weather helps foster algal blooms that can contaminate water …

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Jun 10

Swimming in Sewage

Sorry to have to break this to you, but sewage overflows are a thing. Plug your nose, then listen up: Here’s the raw deal: Many communities have combined sewer systems (CSS) that can overflow during rainstorms—sending raw sewage into rivers and lakes. Not a pretty picture. “A lot of these older cities like Chicago, and …

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Mar 14

Managing Stormwater and Sewage

In many parts of Pittsburgh, stormwater and sewage are carried in the same pipes. So during heavy rain, the system can overflow, and dump untreated sewage directly into the city’s rivers. “As we get more and more rain, it just is an outdated way of managing the flow of stormwater. And it’s just disgusting,” says Stephan …

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Dec 10

Stormwater Pollution in Winter

Shoveling frequently during storms and using just one entrance into your home can reduce the amount of pollution going into local water each winter. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Preventing stormwater pollution in winter… on this CurrentCast. Salt, sand, chemical concoctions, and even fertilizers are used to melt ice and provide traction in wintry climates. …

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Apr 24

Prevent Stormwater Pollution Like a Pro, Easily

Contaminated stormwater runoff happens. But it doesn’t have to! Get inspired: Trees love rain. Gardens love rain. Basically the planet loves good rain. But what happens in a city where much of that rainwater is not absorbed and filtered naturally into the land—and instead runs right off it? This: It washes over those hard urban …

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