Stormwater: A year in review

With the beginning of 2018 creeping up on us quickly, many of us take the time to reflect on the year that we just had. Businesses are no different, taking time to review both the positives and the negatives, take…

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Tis the Season to be Jolly…..

December is a time of joy, celebration, and reflection.  KCI had an awesome 2017, and we are so thankful for our clients, supporters, vendors, and the amazing team that helped make this our best year yet! All of us at…

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Stormwater Pond Treatments

Stormwater ponds are designed to retain sediment and waste runoff from developing on construction sites to protect local water sources.  As a result, one could expect the quality of water to already be less than perfect. However, there are several…

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Protecting Wetlands

Wetlands serve an important purpose for our natural environment. Wetlands can serve a variety of different purposes. They can help to mitigate flooding and protect groundwater sources, they provide valuable wildlife habitat to many different species, and they even serve…

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NPDES 101

NPDES 101 Wonder why your construction site needs a SWPPP and to you have do a weekly inspection? NPDES stands for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. NPDES was created in 1972 as an amendment to the Clean Water Act. It…

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Fenced In: How to use silt fence

When installed and used properly silt fence can be a simple and effective Best Management Practice (BMP) to prevent on site erosion from impacting surrounding areas of a work site. Erosion can be caused by wind, water, and other natural…

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Washouts: Who needs ‘em?

Florida is known for its unpredictable storms. Outdoor activities, like construction, can contribute to pollutants getting in to our conveyance systems. Construction involving homebuilding and commercial construction produce liquid and solid waste from both interior and exterior activities. These wastes…

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Turbidity: A dirty word

When you first hear about letting dirt run into the waterways as a bad thing, you may think, “but what about actual pollution? Things like garbage, and chemicals, and all other manner of terrible things”? The truth is that the…

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Contaminated sites after Disasters

The 2017 hurricane season has been filled with destructive forces with the likes of Harvey, Irma and Maria. With the intense winds and record-breaking rainfall, civilians’ lives and the environment are equally affected. The latter cannot pick themselves up after…

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Sinkholes are swallowing the ground!

A sinkhole is a cavity that opens up from underground through to the surface, usually occurring in limestone bedrock. They can vary in size from tiny holes barely big enough to engulf your foot, to large enough to swallow cars,…

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