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In September 2014, some revisions were made to the iSWM Technical Manual to provide further clarification and detail to the manual. The manual and notice of the revisions can be found at the website below. The iSWM Online Technical Manual is produced by the North Central Texas Council of Governments to provide guidance and technical details for the protection of water quality, stream bank protection, and flood mitigation in North Texas. 

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This week, members of our stormwater and transportation groups were invited to speak at a North Central Texas Council of Governments workshop in Arlington. Trey Shanks, Lesley Brooks and Chris Bosco spoke alongside Jeff Rice, NCTCOG, and Dorcy Clark, City of Dallas. Their presentation, “Water Quality for Street Design,” addressed innovative street designs that incorporate water quality and low-impact development stormwater practices using the updated Transportation integrated Stormwater Management (TriSWM) Guide and iSWM Technical Manual as resources.

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The North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum is organizing a Low Impact Development (LID) design competition in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). The competition includes designs for four professional projects and one student project, all located within the DFW Metroplex. The professional competition features projects in urban redevelopment, green streets, mixed use development and multi-family development while the student competition focuses on urban residential redevelopment.  Contestants are challenged with creating a design for each of these projects using iSWM design techniques for low...

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Small cities, counties and other regulated entities are now in the third year of their first five-year permit to implement their Phase II MS4 program to protect water quality from pollutants in stormwater runoff. Year-to-year progress towards implementation must be demonstrated to the TCEQ until the full program is in place by August 2012. Some of the challenges and potential solutions faced by those implementing Phase II MS4 programs are discussed below.

Interdepartmental Support: Getting Adequate Action and Support from Other Department Personnel
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What is the iSWM™ Program?
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) defines its Integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM™) Program for Construction and Development as “a cooperative initiative that assists cities and counties to achieve their goals of water quality protection, streambank protection, and flood control, while also helping communities meet their construction and post-construction obligations under state stormwater permits.”  The iSWM™ program was approved by NCTCOG in 2006 and details innovative...

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Dallas wants to be the leader of major U.S. cities when it comes to protecting the environment. The City has already adopted one of the most progressive green building ordinances to address the design of structures, and now Freese and Nichols is working with Dallas to implement the Integrated Stormwater Management Design Manual for Site Development (iSWM) to better handle stormwater runoff from the land around those buildings.

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City leaders want future development and redevelopment to take place in a way that is more protective of the natural...

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