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Typical detention basin with low flow concrete channel.

We've got plenty of old stormwater detention basins throughout Cuyahoga County. You'd recognize them if you saw them, big depressions with concrete channels running from one pipe to another across the basin. In the past when designing for flood control, we made it our goal to get water from one place on our properties to another as quickly... read more

Compost filled filter sock is an approved perimeter control.

The Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment (soil particles in water) as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Roughly 70% of the sediment in any body of water is from human land use and the other 30% is from natural erosion and deposition processes. A method to minimize the amount of sediment escaping from large areas... read more

Photo Credit:  Viette's Beautiful Gardens

I love wildlife and creating wildlife habitat, but combining the lifestyles of humans and wildlife isn't always easy. You need to have some kind of management plan, an open mind and a lot of patience/tolerance. The goal of this blog series is to learn about various "nuisance" species, how to recognize the signs, why they do what they... read more

Today is ‪#‎WorldWaterDay‬, a day dedicated to celebrating the importance of water for our daily lives – from sustaining life to fishing to recreation. Think of something you can do today to help our local waterways: recycle unused prescription medicine at a designated drop off location, sign up for a stream cleanup or an activity like 4 Miles 4 Water pick up... read more

The design, architecture, and engineering that go into a construction project are, extensive. The typical full set of plans for a project consists of many different types of professional drawings: architectural, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and more. The civil engineering set typically consists of, but not limited to; site grading, site utilities, SWP3, and more. The Storm Water... read more