How to install a DIY Rain barrel

As permanent BMP’s are becoming a necessary part of any project improvement, there are also options for homeowners to install BMP’s and water friendly rain barrels on your home.  You can connect to your downspouts, harvest the water, and use for garden and landscape watering.  This gentleman shows us a how to to get that […]

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San Diego Regional Board exempts cities

San Diego Regional Water board exempts cities from legal action from citizen groups if they are working to correct storm water pollution issues.  The permit was issued two years ago. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/nov/18/san-diego-water-quality-managers-soften-storm-wate/

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Mitigation Bankers

As land values in California and San Diego increase,  and new development is required to provide open space and storm water mitigation, Mitigation Bankers use distressed and abandoned properties to meet offset requirements for new developments. This appears to be a great idea if implemented properly, along side reviewing agency and neighboring owners. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/feb/12/mitigation-bankers-see-profit-converting-developed/

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Stormwater on Site Storage and Use

This ties in to many ideas that are floating around out there right now.  BMP’s or Best Management Practices are regulating Civil Engineers and designers to keep stormwater on site at levels of runoff as if the development was never there.  So when the development was a grassland, how much water would runoff? Take that […]

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Solar Roadways

On the surface, no pun intended, this seems like a phenomenal idea.  We’ve always wondered about making our roadways smarter.  This is a great start.  The video is a little silly, but we love the idea. We contributed to the cause, and hope you do the same!

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Damn those Dams.

As Civil Engineers, we have to understand our impact on the world we live and create in.  Civil Engineering has changed a lot from FDR’s days.  We understand that there is a very real reaction to what we do on the planet.  We’re very interested to see this film that has won accolades at this […]

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What’s a BMP?

I know what you’re thinking. I know what a BMP is!  It’s that awesome format that I used to save my artwork from Microsoft Paint in Windows 95!  Unfortunately, no.  Well sort of.  In the context of Civil Engineering, it’s referring to Best Management Practice. Seeing as how it’s a bit rainy today in San […]

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