GET IT RIGHT AT THE FRONT-END, OTHERWISE: “We end up paying far more to fix a problem further down the road when the absolute need to address it leaves no other option,” wrote Rick Baumann, South Carolina newspaper guest columnist
Stormwater Flooding An Expensive Problem, Hot Issue
Stormwater flooding “has been an ‘expensive’ and ‘hot’ issue for about a hundred years – and our leaders have mostly chosen to ignore that,” wrote Rick Baumann in his guest column. He is a former member of a county Stormwater Advisory Committee in South Carolina.
“Fast forward to present times and a quote….from Eric Larson, President of the SC Association of Stormwater Managers. ‘The science of stormwater management is catching up with the development that has occurred’. That is the problem.
“We are playing catchup – and application of the science Mr. Larson refers to is lagging far behind long established established knowledge. Why?”
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