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Contaminated Runoff at Airfields

In our recent national webinar featuring “Efficient Design Solutions for Airfields”, one topic that garnered a large amount of interest was dealing with contaminated runoff. Two target chemicals in the case of airfield runoff are spent glycol from aircraft deicing operations and deployed AFFF fire suppressants.Deicing of aircraft is important in

Benefits of Canal Enclosures

When people look at federal appropriations for construction or maintenance projects they don’t understand, they begin to question the necessity of those projects. The case for this blog is one of converting open irrigation channels into piped irrigation lines. If you live in the eastern half of the country, where water is much more readily

The Rise of the Stormwater Utility

A few weeks ago, I searched the term “stormwater” on Google News, and what did I see? Nearly a third of the results were articles about stormwater utilities. The focus of the articles varied from municipalities creating new stormwater utilities to rising stormwater utility rates.The concept of the stormwater utility has existed in the U.S. since

Why are Manifolds Needed on Plastic Chamber Systems?

Engineers widely use plastic chambers for retention and/or infiltration of stormwater.  These systems are comprised of rows of open bottom arch-shaped chambers in a stone backfill.  Stormwater is stored in the chamber volume as well as the void space in the surrounding stone.  Manifolds for chamber systems typically consist of 12" to 24" HDPE