On a Shoestring

Ingenuity helps an Arizona city achieve compliance with U.S. EPA stormwater regulations at low cost and with a soft touch
On a Shoestring
While dry now, in a few months this culvert will be filled with water and not accessible for months. Jim Herrewig, Sierra Vista’s director of Community Development, and Jenifer Thornton, management analyst and stormwater administrator, inspect all th

Phase II of the Clean Water Act hit the small rural community of Sierra Vista, Ariz., squarely be-tween the eyes. With no state or federal money to fund the stormwater management mandate, the city council told the Department of Community Development to figure out how to achieve...

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