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Green Stormwater Infrastructure article

Aug 13, 2020 11:37:16 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Flood Protection

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Last August, the City of Houston’s Chief Recovery Office commissioned a one-year study to identify and recom­mend incentives to encourage the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in private land develop­ment, leading to economic, social, and environmental benefits as well as resilience.

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Disaster Preparedness Planning for Hurricane Season

Jun 1, 2020 4:18:32 PM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Flood Protection

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June 1st marks the beginning of Hurricane Season, and the NOAA predicts 2020 will be busier than average.  While many property & facility managers are still working through the building operations changes required due to COVID-19, there are some additional measures to consider in preparation for potential heavy rains and flooding.  The National Weather Service and FEMA have guidelines for the overall planning, so we will highlight a few items specific to water systems in commercial buildings.

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Flooding in Southeast Texas

Sep 19, 2019 4:51:24 PM / by Cougar USA Marketing posted in Flood Protection

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From our friends at Space City Weather: "We’re continuing to track a very intense band of rainfall just north and east of Houston, which has been producing rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour." READ MORE

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Overflow and Flood Protection for Break Tanks in Commercial Buildings

Oct 25, 2018 10:06:00 AM / by Tim Zacharias posted in Level, Flood Protection

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Many commercial buildings in Houston have large water storage tanks to meet city plumbing code requirements. These break tanks provide water for fire protection pumps and domestic (potable) water pumps to supply the building. A major concern with break tanks in the building is the potential for flooding due to tank overflow. This is especially critical when the tanks are in a basement level.

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