Urban Runoff Control Technology

by George Zukovs, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
D. G. Weatherbe, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
J. Marsalek, National Water Research Inst., Canada Ctr. for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 8, Pg. 50-52

Document Type: Feature article


As urban drainage management has moved from basic research, interest has turned to technologies suitable for the control of drainage quantity and quality. This paper summarizes, through case histories, the experience of a number of Ontario municipalities in implementing runoff controls. Inlet controls, underground storage, stormwater management ponds and research experience in runoff quality controls are presented.

Subject Headings: Runoff | Urban areas | Drainage | Stormwater management | Quality control | Underground storage | Case studies | Local government | Urban development | North America | Ontario | Canada

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