Is stormwater really making headlines on the front page of the Sunday newspaper? YES, it is! And it will continue to be a hot topic for debate over the next several years. As a stormwater engineer, it’s really exciting to see this important topic being publicized to the entire community. Localities are searching for options and solutions to fund the necessary stormwater programs to meet the regulatory requirements and implement solutions which will prevent future flooding and pollution of our waterways.
Read about the history of stormwater and City of Roanoke and Roanoke County’s plans for their programs and funding.
(Oh, by the way, the civil engineer’s role is still very important in designing solutions to improve stormwater. As a civil engineer, we are working more closely with architects and planners to plan and develop healthier, greener communities.)