Storm Water

Illinois uses forward thinking to deal with winter flood
Article October 06, 2016
Starting late Christmas night 2015, the St. Louis metropolitan area was battered with significant rainfall for 72 hours.   The rainfall totals during this period ranged from 6-12 in. across the region. The impacts of this precipitation were exacerbated by soil, which was already saturated by 2-4 in...
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News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles.   Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
Article February 06, 2012
Arecent research project by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (National CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University investigated the use of pervious concrete as a surface-wearing course in cold-weather climates.This project is one of the largest and most comprehensive studies to date on...
News August 19, 2011
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw proposed “numeric limits” on the amount of dirt the agency will allow in storm...
The original plan details called for a 15-in.-wide Florida DOT Type II trench drain, and the agency selected the ACO PowerDrain S300K, a 12-in.-wide trench drain system because it met the required hydraulic performance and flow intake capture rates.
Case Studies
The Florida DOT needed to alleviate a drainage issue along a 400-ft stretch of S.R. 555 in Winter Haven, Fla. Given the lack of longitudinal slope approaching an intersection, storm water would collect in low points between S.R. 555 and the driveways to businesses along this stretch of road.    The...
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Case Studies
Like most cities and counties in the state of Florida, keeping storm-water drainage mechanisms clear and functioning is a top priority for Casselberry, Fla.   From catch basins to culverts and retention ponds, water management is a critical job for this residential community on the outskirts of...
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