Fitesa, a non-wovens manufacturer in the state of Washington consistently tests stormwater but experienced problems meeting the stormwater standards for zinc and copper discharge. Zinc is used in galvanized metal, shingles, finishes in paints, and car tires—zinc iseverywhere. Copper is used in items such as in brake linings and pressure treated lumber. At sites near heavily traveled roads, zinc, copper and lead get passed into the air and deposit on roofs and other surfaces. During the next rain event, pollutants that comprise the environmental deposition become a component of the site’s stormwater runoff. this study shows how MetalZorb from CleanWay Environmental Partners succeeded in helping this site achieve compliance with stringent regulations of the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE).
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- Washington State DOE stormwater report - Case Study
Stormwater Channel Embankment Protection - Case study
City`s Relocation and Floodplain Management Project Included Embankment Protection at Culvert OutflowsAppteton, Wisconsin -- The GEORUNNER flow protection mats, manufactured by local Appleton company, Presto Geosystems, was employed as additional embankment stability on the channel alignment project.The Apple Creek Relocation and Floodplain Management Project includes re-aligning approximately 5,000 feet of channel, creation of wetland depressional areas and a floodplain storage area, and the placement of three...
Urban stormwater inundation simulation based on SWMM and diffusive overland-flow model
With rapid urbanization, inundation-induced property losses have become more and more severe. Urban inundation modeling is an effective way to reduce these losses. This paper introduces a simplified urban stormwater inundation simulation model based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and a geographic information system (GIS)-based diffusive overland-flow model. SWMM is applied for computation of flows in storm sewer systems and flooding flows at junctions,...
Examining the emerging environmental protection policy convergence in the Ontario municipal ...
This study examines the governance approaches applying to Ontario's municipal water management activities and observes an environmental policy convergence occurring in two different dimensions: across the drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater aspects of municipal water activities with respect to governance approaches, and federal, provincial, and municipal governments in terms of drawing on private management system standards to supplement conventional regulatory requirements. This study supports the propositi...
The influence of particle size on the first flush strength of urban stormwater runoff
The presence of a first flush (FF) of suspended solids (SS) in stormwater runoff has important implications for the design of treatment facilities, as does the particle size of solids. Whilst numerous studies have examined the FF behaviour of SS, few have disaggregated FF trends by particle size. In this study, the FF behaviour of SS was investigated in five size ranges, sampled from an urban stormwater drainage system located in Dublin, Ireland. A weak FF was exhibited in the gross fraction of SS, with just two...
Investigation into the long-term stormwater pollution removal efficiency of bioretention systems
In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of bioretention systems installed worldwide. However, there has only been limited research on the long-term effectiveness of these sustainable urban drainage system devices. This paper presents the results of a series of controlled field experiments investigating the pollutant removal efficiency of three, 10-year-old, bio-filtration systems that have been in service in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. The results of this study suggest that the...