storm drain protection Articles

  • Unique sponge system contains water contaminants in storm drains

    Untitled Document SmartSponge technology captures oil and hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff, preventing its discharge into receiving waters. Water quality is being ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Safe Drain® Contains Jet Fuel Spill

    "During a routine fueling operation, our facility experienced a fuel spill, which allowed approx 50 gallons of jet fuel to enter into a storm drain. The extremely unpleasant fallout from this event included facing Airport and regulatory officials and yes fines! This event resulted in our decision to install Safe Drains spill protection devices in each of the 20 storm drains on our ramp areas. ...

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Implementing SPCC Requirements and Storm Water BMPS at a Large Industrial Facility

    ABSTRACTRecently, much attention has been focused on storm water pollution prevention and spill management. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Final Rule for Oil Pollution Prevention (40 CFR Part 112) on July 17, 2002, making major changes to the original rule issued in 1973. Facilities subject to this regulation must amend their Spill Prevention, Control, and ...

  • High Water Protection case study

    References from WaStop International´s own patented products. WaStop solves problems in a secure and efficient way. Skövde, WaStop 500mm - SWEDEN Several WaStop from 200mm to 500mm have been installed in Skövde, Sweden. The checkvalves have been installed in surface water outlets in Tidan community to protect the pipe system against high water coming from the ...


    By WaStop International AB

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...

  • WaStop chosen to protect Forest View residents and property from flooding - Case Study

    Location: Forest View Customer: The Village of Forest View Problem: Originally Forest View had a combined sewer and stormwater system. As the area became popular development occurred which lead to more hard surface areas, which lead to higher runoff during rainy periods. This became such a problem that, in the 1960’s the sewer and ...


    By Wapro AB

  • The Amplification of Indicator Bacteria Occurring as a Result of Kelp Mound Incubation Along a Protected Beach in Southern California

     ABSTRACT Pacific Beach Point (PB Point) in La Jolla, CA, has frequently exceeded state water quality standards for indicator bacteria. As a result, studies were designed to investigate bacterial transport mechanisms and possible bacterial amplification occurring within the extensive kelp mounds found along the beach wrack line. Investigations thus far have shown that the wrack line acts as ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Modeling of coastal water contamination in Fortaleza (Northeastern Brazil)

    An important tool in environmental management projects and studies due to the complexity of environmental systems, environmental modeling makes it possible to integrate many variables and processes, thereby providing a dynamic view of systems. In this study the bacteriological quality of the coastal waters of Fortaleza (a state capital in Northeastern Brazil) was modeled considering multiple ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)

    Storm water is the result of rain or snow melt that collects in an area that can drain from into a nearby body of waters such as a lake or river. The water can collect on roof tops, parking lots, saturated ground, roads, etc. The problem is that many of the pollutants of our modern living such as oil, grease, pesticides, sediment, salt, and animal waste are washed away within the storm water and ...

  • A little insurance with a big payback

    A supermarket owned by a prominent West Coast chain had been under threat of being cited by local authorities to the proximity of one of their storm drains to the store’s garbage compactor. The drain needed to be protected from both the threat of the miscellaneous fluids which emanated from the compactor as well as from the potential for a hydraulic fluid leak. A Safe Drain was installed as ...

  • Stormwater and Spill Management at an Iron Pipe Foundry in Texas

    ABSTRACTLarge industrial sites have had permits for storm water discharges under the NPDES program of the Clean Water Act since the mid to late 80’s. Recent emphasis has been placed on regulated facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act (40 CFR 112). A large iron pipe foundry in Texas has several storm ...

  • How do you clean a stormwater management pond?

    How do you clean a stormwater management pond (SMWP) without draining the pond first? A clean-out of the SWMP is required once every 5-15 years to remove accumulated sediments to ensure the pond continues to function as intended. Drainage of the SWMP is not always required to facilitate the clean-out. By combining the pumping and excavation into one process! New pumping technology - Dragflow ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • University of Washington portal

    Active Treatment and Wheel Wash Water Treatment In late 2008 construction began on the 3-year Seattle Light Rail University of Washington link connecting the university with downtown Seattle. Because this site drains to Lake Washington and the Montlake Cut the City of Seattle has put extra emphasis on protecting surface water from contaminated stormwater runoff. In fact, the city routinely ...


    By Dungeness Environmental

  • Odour Control case study

    References from WaStop International´s own patented products. WaStop, WaBack and WaReg solves problems in a secure and efficient way. Odour on Carl Johann, Oslo - NORWAY Torg Street in Olso has had an ongoing and longstanding problem with sewage odors from the sewer drains. To stop this problem 52 WaStop DN 100 have been installed. These check valves now protect cable ...


    By WaStop International AB

  • City of Santa Monica Airport Watershed Management Plan

     ABSTRACT The City of Santa Monica implements best management practices (BMPs) to address urban stormwater runoff and uses a “hierarchy” of BMPs to prioritize implementation based on the principles of protecting public safety and the environment, maximizing environmental benefits, and minimizing costs. The hierarchy of BMPs includes the following (in order of priority): 1) harvesting, ...

  • How to Plan Stormwater Management for Urban Areas

    Water is a vital commodity in our lives, but it is possible to have too much water all at once in our lives, especially following violent storms or snow melt. This excess water, lying on the ground, swelling rivers, canals and drains to over-capacity is known as stormwater. In order to make the best use of this water, local authorities need to safely contain stormwater while any ...


    By Liquivault

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