Tag Archive: stormwater

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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Dec 07

Stormwater Fountain

A fountain that does double duty: In Milwaukee’s inner harbor district, you’ll find a unique fountain, where water spills out of plant-filled boxes into four attractive pools. Jim Wasley of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee says the fountain uses runoff captured from the roof of the adjacent building and landscape. He says, “We’re keeping that …

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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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Oct 13

Chicago Gets Rain Ready

Rain, rain, don’t go away—Chicago is taking action to prevent widespread flooding, so major rainfall doesn’t have to be a downer. Listen up: Rain means puddle-jumping fun—until a torrential downpour creates a flooded dystopia in your home. Part of the reason home flooding can occur is that large cities are often a sea of hard, …

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Dec 01

Clean Rivers Project

Washington, DC is building a system of tunnels designed to capture combined sewer and stormwater overflow so it can be treated before it ends up in local rivers.   Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Capturing and treating combined stormwater and sewer overflow… on this CurrentCast. The DC Water and Sewer Authority is building a system …

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