Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:00 PM
Recently, we noticed that the most popular article on the Stormwater Web site
was “Rain Gardens Reign” from the May 2008 issue. This article included
information on the Mt. Airy Rain Catchers project that Tetra Tech is
implementing for USEPA’s Office of Research and Development’s Sustainable
Environments Branch. In the process of planning and installing 52 residential
site rain gardens last year and 14 so far this year, we are finding that
this is a different More...
Sunday, July 06, 2008 8:00 PM
The stormwater program has traditionally been based on a presumptive approach— implement a set of best management practices (BMPs) as prescribed in your permit or stormwater pollution prevention plan, and you are presumed to be protecting water quality. Very little monitoring or evaluation was conducted to determine if the BMPs were actually reducing stormwater impacts.
With the prevalence of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and other requirements, the stormwater program is beginning to mov More...
Sunday, June 01, 2008 8:00 PM
Hello, and welcome to our new stormwater blog, “From Policy to Action.” With this blog, my colleagues and I at Tetra Tech will discuss with you some interesting and cutting-edge topics related to stormwater policy and implementation. We’ll cover topics related to permitting, stormwater management plan development, BMP design and selection, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) as they relate to stormwater, and many other related topics. We’ll post our thoughts on these topics and we look More...