Facilities Human Resources has relocated to a new office. They have moved around the corner to the Facilities Administration Building (FAB), on the first floor, in Suite 139, just inside the middle entrance.
They are excited about their new offices and still have the same open door policy and friendly HR team with smiling faces. Please stop by and see them if you have any HR needs that they can assist you with.
The feature helps raise the low absorbency rate typical for urban areas. In rural areas nearly 50 percent of stormwater is absorbed through the ground, but the rate is only 15 percent in urban areas.
"Stormwater from developed areas is the second highest source of surface, or drinking, water pollution in the United States," said Julie Price, UAB sustainability coordinator. "Essentially we put water straight from a parking lot into a river instead of letting it move through the ground."
Price said the expanse of impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots and rooftops contribute to the rush of runoff that enters the stormwater system in urban areas.
“Birmingham and other urban areas in the United States have aging stormwater systems that are often overburdened during periods of heavy rainfall,” Price said. “These underground conveyance systems are massive, complex and expensive to construct and maintain.
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