Tracking Temperature: A Significant Source of Water Pollution

Tracking Temperature: A Significant Source of Water Pollution

Temperature doesn't seem like such an influential parameter when it comes to ecosystem health and fish mortality. Nor does it seem like a particularly useful tool for finding and tracking other pollutant sources. Read more

A Belowground Maze of Sewers: The Water We (Usually) Don't See

A Belowground Maze of Sewers: The Water We (Usually) Don't See

I've had a lot of conversations lately about whether stormwater really even matters. And all I want to do is jump up and down and yell, Read more

The death of the Coho

A Brief Review: The Death of the Coho

We covered this back in July, but the Seattle Times just released an article on Wednesday that highlighted the problem once again: stormwater is killing coho salmon before they can spawn. It's called pre-spawn mortality, and it's a surefire way to push extinction along. Read more

StormSensor and Aqualyst

StormSensor and Aqualyst

We are honored to be invited to participated in Aqualyst’s flagship cohort in Tacoma, Washington. As one of four companies selected from a pool of brilliant applicants located around the world, StormSensor now has an opportunity to work directly with leading experts in water Read more

When source control gets out of control

When Source Control Gets out of Control

Phase I and Phase II MS4s are responsible for the quality of stormwater leaving their municipalities, and to do that effectively, they must develop and follow a Stormwater Management Plan, Read more

In fact, it's about to get really expensive

Water's Free...But Managing It Isn't

In fact, it's about to get really expensive. Between treating drinking water, managing stormwater, and handling the sewage of millions of people, our water infrastructure has some heavy lifting to do. Read more

Life cycle of Coho Salmon: at risk in Urban Areas

Swimming Upstream: Coho Salmon are Heading Toward Extinction in Urban Streams—and It's Because of Stormwater

Following urban watershed restoration efforts throughout the Puget Sound Region in the 1990s, ecologists and biologists were surprised to realize that restoration efforts had little positive effect on coho populations. Read more

By 2045, one third of the 52 locations analyzed can expect 180 or more tidal floods per year.

BOOM! Goes the Atmosphere: Fixing Our Aging Stormwater Infrastructure Requires Innovative Solutions

Regardless of whether you believe the science, it's becoming quite evident that ongoing urbanization and more frequent—and more intense—storms are hitting our cities on a regular basis, increasing stormwater runoff and severely stressing our stormwater infrastructure. Read more

Our fantastic UW team, presenting their prototype to Anya and Erin

UW Bothell Capstone Team Delivers Prototype

StormSensor is proud to congratulate the members of our UW Bothell team on the completion of their capstone project - and is thrilled with their Terrapin prototype! The breadth of knowledge, experience, and hard work demonstrated by the team, as well as their ability to collaborate across departments, was extraordinary. We are so lucky to have been able to work with these exceptional individuals both over the course of this project and in the future.

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Why We Need to Maintain Our Drains

Why We Need to Maintain Our Drains

Every catch basin in the country—this includes all the drains you see along the road and in parking lots—should be cleaned at least once a year. Most cities enforce this on an annual inspection basis, and property managers face the threat of fines if it’s not done in time. But why? Simple. The sediment that collects in the catch basins build up and gets swept away during storms. And that sediment carries with it a whole host of chemicals and bacteria—not to mention the sediment itself—that end up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans. Read more

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