• 6 Fast, Affordable Ways to Fight Stormwater Pollution
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel, CSP, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer for New Pig. She has more than 22 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 100 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She also serves on the Blair County, Pa., LEPC and has completed a variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, DOT and NIMS courses, including Planning Section Chief. She has conducted seminars at national conferences and webinars for ASSE and other national organizations. She can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email karenh@newpig.com.

  • Maggie Allensays:
    09/06/2016 at 7:03 pm Reply

    I really like that there are so many different options for taking care of stormwater drainage! It sounds like my yard could use some good trays in it to help with all of the water we get. Unfortunately, my yard doesn’t slope enough to get rid of stormwater in an efficient way. However, since there is a lot of asphalt in my yard, a tray could definitely be used.

    • Karensays:
      09/16/2016 at 2:37 pm Reply

      Hi Maggie,

      Great conclusions! Trays can certainly be helpful, but need to be checked and emptied regularly to prevent standing water from becoming stagnant. Adding landscaping features, such as shrubs and bushes, can also help soak up stormwater.

      Good luck!


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