CrystalStream Technologies is an innovator in the field of structural best management practices (or BMPs). Using sound engineering principles and common sense, practical approaches to problem-solving, CrystalStream has created a cost-effective BMP that scales to virtually any site. Whether your flows are 1 CFS or 100 CFS, CrystalStream can design a solution that fits. Our products are customized to each location to ensure your stormwater runoff is clean to the standards of the local jurisdiction. CrystalStream Technologies to be effective for handling non-point source (NPS) pollutants. The EPA`s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) unit has published data that many jurisdictions rely on for approving our device.
Practical Best Management of Georgia holds the patents to the CrystalStream Technologies family of stormwater trea ent BMP products. The parent company has determined the business plan and mission for each geographical area served. That plan requires that we maintain control of the engineering and design for every stormwater trea ent BMP device that bears the CrystalStream name. We concentrate on the business at hand, which is providing the right CrystalStream device for each water quality application. Our job is to consult with municipal officials, engineers, contractors, and end users to be sure that all the steps necessary to place one of our units in the ground are completed. We don’t rely a chart where pre-designed units are listed that you can pick from to order from our suppliers.
Our engineers will interface with local officials and your local engineer or other design professional to find out what size and type of unit to propose on working drawings. Even if two different sites have the same run-off flows, they may have very different pollutants washing off and need specific to stormwater trea ent. They may also be in very different watershed basins, thousands of miles apart. “One size fits all” is not our policy. Once a design is approved and permitted, our people will work with the contractor to be sure that ordering, delivery, installation, and all follow-up goes smoothly. Finally, they will work with the site owner to establish a working relationship for ongoing operation and maintenance of our device. Does this sound different from other BMP manufacturers? With CrystalStream Technologies, you don’t just get our device, you get our people.
Design, Installation, and Maintenance: each of these elements is essential to success with a BMP. Together they make up our business plan.
We do not think “one size fits all” works very well in the business of stormwater treatment. All one acre sites are not the same. Based on the amount of impervious coverage, the flows will be different. Based on the pipe system design, the velocities will be different. Those two things are perhaps the most important factors for a structural stormwater treatment BMP, but there is much more. What are the pollutants likely to wash off this one acre site, based on natural existing conditions and the proposed usage? What are the receiving waters and the overall watershed like? These principles, along with differing local regulations, lead us to believe that we must design on a site-by-site basis. We do not have a list of “one size fits all” models.
We know most people do not routinely install structural stormwater treatment BMPs, so they do not have the knowledge or equipment to assemble and install these products. We have representatives who will help prepare each site and who will assist the contractor at every installation. This will help ensure a stormwater treatment device will work as designed, because it will be properly installed.
We stay with our customers after the sale. In most areas of the country, we offer economical cleaning and maintenance and guarantee our prices to our customer. In areas where we do not operate, we will find qualified companies to work under our supervision. With our device, each customer has a manufacturer’s representative he can call for any problem that may occur, from a fuel spill in his parking lot to a routine city inspection. We service what we sell.