CSO – Oh no!

Combined sewer systems (CSSs) are sewers that carry domestic sewage, stormwater runoff, and industrial rainwater in the same pipe. Ideally, this water combination is taken to a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), treated, and returned into a nearby waterbody. During...
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CSO – Oh no!

Combined sewer systems (CSSs) are sewers that carry domestic sewage, stormwater runoff, and industrial rainwater in the same pipe. Ideally, this water combination is taken to a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), treated, and returned into a nearby waterbody. During...

What Color is Your Roof?

You may already know about green roofs, but have you heard of blue roofs? Blue roofs are stormwater management systems located on the building roof that provides temporary storage and the slow release of stormwater. These systems have been found to be beneficial in...

Irma – Round 2 – DING DING

Strap on your boots and batten down the hatches – we’ve got another major hurricane on the way. The latest tempest comes in the form of Irma, which has the potential to be one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. After it has already...

Houston, We Have a Problem, Hurricane Harvey

I wanna know…have you ever seen (9 trillion gallons of) the rain? I felt like titling this blog post “Houston, we have a problem” was insensitive. But now that I’ve brought it up…yeah, Houston, we have a problem (or two). The problems began long before Harvey. Did you...

Look at that Dam-age

Water is pretty amazing. It is in everything we do from basic cooking and cleaning to generating hydroelectric power. However, this natural resource can be destructive. Excessive amounts of water at one time can cause significant problems to the surrounding areas if...

Building and the Economy

For as long as I can remember, there have always been those in favor of development and those against it.  My opinion, although a little biased, is that building is not only necessary but benefits the economy for millions of families.  For those who oppose it, it...

Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline in Chester County

Sunoco Logistics has begun work to expand the existing Mariner East pipeline system through the construction of the Mariner East 2 (PA Pipeline Project) project. When constructed, this project will transport natural gas liquids from Ohio and the Pittsburgh area to the...

Riparian Buffers – What the Heck is going on?

Alright, enough is enough.  Has anyone tried to decipher buffers lately? Seems simple enough at first right? There are wetland buffers and there are stream buffers. One is X the other is Y right? WRONG, you have to first determine if these...

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