By JASON KELLEY / News24.com / November 27, 2018 / 14:36:18When the storm comes in, the water goes into the ground as stormwater.
This creates an “aerosol” pool and allows bacteria to grow and thrive in it, says Dr. Mark Hirsch, a professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut.
Stormwater from storm events also has the potential to contaminate water wells and groundwater sources.
Stormwater from hurricanes, floods and other weather events is a natural, but potentially dangerous, ingredient to stormwater management.
And while the National Weather Service is the official weather agency for the United States, it can be difficult to pinpoint specific stormwater sources and monitor them.
For that reason, stormwater managers typically look to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which operates the National Flood Insurance Program, which pays stormwater companies to capture stormwater and return it to the system as storm water.
While the EPA’s system is not designed to directly monitor stormwater from a storm, it does monitor storm water and the types of stormwater that can be collected.
The EPA uses a network of sensors called the “Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Network,” or BMA, to determine the source of storm water, and it monitors about 1 million stormwater ponds across the country.
In the event of a hurricane, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding stormwater source and storm water management.
But if you have a system like the one in New England, Hirsch says, the EPA has found that it is “not unusual for stormwater to be collected by stormwater collection companies.”
That doesn’t mean that stormwater is necessarily safe to drink, but that’s the risk when you consider the risk of contamination, Humble says.
The problem with stormwater in New York City, for example, is that the city has not been able to collect the stormwater for years.
The stormwater there was never supposed to be used for drinking or storm water treatment.
And it’s still in the system.
So the storm water is sitting on a shelf in storage, Hinkle says.
Humble says the city will have to figure out how to get it to where it’s going to be safe to use it.
In fact, Hittle says, if a storm has a big storm surge, which can cause major flooding in certain areas, it’s not uncommon to have stormwater collected by the EPA, which is then treated and sent to a treatment plant, which then takes it to a chemical plant, where it is treated and shipped to the city.
When the EPA issues a stormwater assessment, it uses an analytical method called a flow model, which looks at stormwater, Humber says.
“So what the EPA does is they go out there and they take a flow estimate of what the system is like, and then they go back and take that flow model and they look at the water and they compare it to their analysis of the storm surge.”
Humber says that the EPA also uses a process called “concurrent flow modeling” that allows the EPA to identify stormwater locations that may be able to be treated.
“In the case of a storm surge where there is going to a lot more rainfall than we have in New Jersey, you can actually have runoff water in some places,” Humber explains.
“There is a runoff water that is just sitting there in the storm and it’s potentially dangerous.”
But because the EPA is not in charge of stormwaters, Hohl says, “they have not been given a way to track the storm or measure the storm’s path and its impact on stormwater.”
While the New York system is one of the largest stormwater systems in the country, it is not the only one, Hink says.
In fact, in New Hampshire, there are two stormwater monitoring stations, one at a pond in Portsmouth and one at the town of Hatteras.
The Portsmouth monitoring station has been in operation for the past 30 years.
Hink believes it’s the best monitoring system in the state, and he has no problem with it.
“It is a good system,” Hink said.
“We have the best water testing facility in the world.”
But, he says, there should be some sort of a system where we can see where we are in the process of monitoring stormwater on a daily basis.
“If you have some sort.
monitoring system that we can actually monitor the storm, then we could actually do a better job of managing stormwater,” Hittle said.