Capture Rain Where It Falls
In 2006, this report synthesized the results of a research initiative commissioned by the Water Environment Research Federation (WERF). The research purpose was to help define the state-of-the-practice regarding decentralized source controls for capturing rainwater where it falls; and to present a plan for implementation of decentralized controls in an urban environment specifically for the goal of CSO mitigation.
The primary focus of the applied research was how decentralized controls can reduce the volume of rainwater runoff generated and, consequently, entering the combined sewer system in urban areas.
TO LEARN MORE: To order a copy of the report from WERF, click on Decentralized Stormwater Controls for Urban Retrofit and Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction.
To download a 2-page synopsis, click on Executive Summary: Decentralized Stormwater Controls for Urban Retrofit and Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction (2006).