STORMWATER QUALITY IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS (SHOCKINGLY) GETS WORSE THE MORE URBAN IT GETS

One of the most comprehensive urban vs. non-urban stormwater studies was conducted by the U.S. EPA’s National Urban Runoff Program (NURP) between 1978 and 1983, covered 2,300 storm events, and compared stormwater pollutant loading according to the type of urban land use. Understanding what pollutants come from which environments allows scientists and engineers to implement BMPs specifically designed to address stormwater quality for a given area. And for everyone else – it helps individuals make decisions regarding their own runoff and how they can do their part to make a difference.

About the author

Erin Rothman

Stormwater Scientist

Talk stormwater with erin@stormsensor.io With more than 15 years of environmental consulting experience, Erin observed so many opportunities for innovation in the stormwater industry. With those in mind, she founded StormSensor to enthusiastically embrace new technology to help solve the problems of an age-old industry.