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True Grit: The 101 On Dry Abrasives

One of the costliest aspects of relining potable water pipes is creating a pipeline bypass system. Find out how a waterless system speeds up the relining process by using dry abrasives to clean water pipes, leaving dry pipe surface for the new liner. Take a look at the before and after pictures of the process, and read first-hand experiences from several municipalities. mswmag.com/featured

Oh, Rats: Top Cities for Sewer Varmints

Ever since there have been sewers, there have been sewer rats. Fortunately for homeowners, those beady-eyed bandits stay subterranean most of the time. Unfortunately for you, you’ve probably encountered them while working below the surface. Find out which city gained the title of “Rattiest City in America,” and learn more about programs aimed at controlling the problem. mswmag.com/featured

Overheard Online

The flow restrictors have really protected our basements from backups. They cause stormwater to stay on the street and move about two blocks to drains in our relief storm sewer system.

— The Flow Restrictor Solution, mswmag.com/featured

Education Outreach: Who Wrote the Book on Stormwater?

More than a children’s story, All the Way to the Ocean has been adopted by municipalities as part of educational outreach programs. Together with schools and nonprofit organizations, communities such as Santa Maria, Calif., Sugar Land, Texas, and Kitsap County, Wash., have successfully spread the word about stormwater runoff. Learn more about the book and how it can be used to fill MS4 requirements. mswmag.com/featured


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