Monthly Archives: April 2014

Moving Beyond Gray vs. Green to Embrace “Sustainable Infrastructure”

A bioretention pond slowly releases stormwater runoff into an enlarged storm sewer.  An overflow drain system collects sheet flow from a bioswale to manage storms larger than the design event.  These are both examples of how green infrastructure utilizes and integrates traditional “gray” components, like conduits and drains, to function properly and efficiently.  On a […]

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For the Clean Water Community, Every Day Is Earth Day

On Monday, an article in USA Today focused on something many people have been saying for years: “we aren't motivated to do anything about environmental problems until they are staring us in the face.”  Back in 1970 when the Earth Day was created, the organizers used the event as rallying cry to motivate the public […]

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No National Stormwater Rule, Now What?

Warmer temperatures have broken out in most of the country, thankfully putting a lid on the bitter chill of winter. While others were deep in hibernation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was busy making announcements that will significantly affect the trajectory of stormwater regulation around the country. In late March, EPA’s Office of Water released […]

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Inaugural Water Week Highlights Collaboration to Focus National Attention on Clean Water Priorities

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act over forty years ago, clean water agencies have undergone a remarkable transformation, actively contributing to local economies, spurring job growth, advancing cutting edge technologies, and improving the environment and public health. Now, public water and wastewater utilities are stepping up to communicate these triple bottom line benefits […]

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Clean Water Caucus Hosts Congressional Briefing to Spotlight Advancements in Clean Water Sector

Our guest blogger for this week is Congressman John Duncan (R-TN).  Representative Duncan currently serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His efforts to cut government waste, reduce taxes, and limit bureaucratic red tape have been recognized by various organizations and national news media He […]

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