WEF To Comment on ASCE Stormwater Safety Guidance

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is actively commenting on an American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) guidance document for enhancing public safety near stormwater structures. Although stormwater safety is often overlooked, poor design, maintenance, and planning of urban stormwater management facilities can lead to injuries or fatalities. Areas of concern include impoundments (ponds, dam embankments), conveyance features (swales, ditches), flooding areas (overtopped roads, backwater zones), and features that may be bacterially impaired or harbor mosquito-transmitted diseases (West Nile Virus).

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