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  • Safe Drain™ Celebrates 25 Years as the #1 Storm Drain Protection System

    Safe DrainTM pioneered the stormwater industry with the first storm drain insert providing 100% containment and pollutant filtration. “My passion has always been the environment and providing a product that addresses regulatory, safety and environmental concerns of uncontrolled pollution,” said John Deming, Founder and CEO. Safe DrainTM strives to ensure safe water to ...

  • ASTM C14 - 11 standard specification for nonreinforced concrete sewer, storm drain, and culvert pipe

    This specification covers nonreinforced concrete pipe intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts. Pipe manufactured according to this specification shall be of three classes of nonreinforced concrete pipe identified as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. These pipes shall conform to the strength requirements given in this ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C1675 - 11 standard practice for installation of precast reinforced concrete monolithic box sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers

    This practice is useful as a reference by an owner and the owner’s engineer in preparing project specifications. 1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers the installation of precast reinforced concrete box sections cast monolithically and intended to be used for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes and sewage, and for passageways. 1.2 The ...


    By ASTM International

  • Safe Drain™ Installed by American Airlines at DFW Airport

    Safe Drain™ Inc. announces that American Airlines, in its continuing efforts to be environmentally proactive, has installed seven of the company’s inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Safe Drain™ stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airports East side to prevent ...

  • Climate data gives mixed message on storm forecasts

    Keep calm and hold on to your hat. The atmosphere will not become increasingly stormy as the planet warms and the climate changes. The downside is that while the number of storms will probably remain unchanged, and weak storms could even become weaker, new research warns that the strongest storms could become significantly stronger. For at least three decades, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • DFW first to utilize new mini Safe Drain

    Summer 2008:  Safe Drain Inc. installed 40 mini Safe Drain storm drain containment devices in the baggage handling area at Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). These “mini” Safe Drains were installed specifically to stop deicing fluid but are now able to contain any hazardous material before it gets below ground.  Once installed, DFW became 100% compliant ...

  • Drainage work improves storm resilience in Cumbria

    Sapphire Utility Solutions has been awarded a Framework Contract by Cumbria County Council for the clearing, inspection and mapping of drains and gullies. “One of the main reasons for Sapphire winning this contract was the successful completion of a project in 2016 to conduct similar work on 12,000 gullies in the areas affected by the flooding that followed Storm Desmond,” comments ...

  • Kenaten cosmetics, now protected by Safe Drain

    Shampoo ingredient spill cost company US$80k in fines A main ingredient of shampoo spilled into a north Redding creek last week, causing a lather and killing about 80 fish. Workers with National Response Corporation Environmental Services in Chico still were cleaning up the spill Thursday from the Kematen Cosmetics USA plant on Mountain Lakes Boulevard into Buckeye Creek. ...

  • Safe Drain® is Engineer Approved Secondary Containment Per US EPA Rules

    Safe Drain® has been qualified as an Engineered Approved Secondary Containment Device by a leading Engineer in the stormwater industry. “Safe Drain® can be used as a secondary containment measure per US EPA rules,” stated Dr. Jabber, Ph.D, P.E. Safe Drain® designs stainless steel storm drain inserts providing 100% Spill Containment, Sediment, Trash and Debris Control and ...

  • EPA grant to help retrofit storm water system in Worland, Wyoming

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $60,000 to the Washakie County Conservation District to help assess the City of Worland’s storm drain infrastructure and to develop best practices for retrofitting the system. Currently, stormwater from the City of Worland drains directly to either the Bighorn River or the Lower Hanover Canal contributing pollution the District ...

  • EPA recognizes West Va. partnership for storm water project

    PHILADELPHIA – (October 31, 2007) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Berkeley County, W. Va. and the city of Martinsburg, W.Va. for their partnership effort to create an innovative rain garden to control harmful storm water runoff. The project, which included contributions from seven other groups, involved setting ...

  • San Diego Fined for Failing to Properly Enforce Storm Water Regulations

    Last month, the City of San Diego was fined for failing to enforce rules that require storm water runoff to be properly treated before it enters nearby bays and the ocean through a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).  This news comes after a settlement was reached between San Diego and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The city has until November 1st to notify 142 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Pig introduces PIG® Frame-A-Drain™ Pop-Up Barrier

    New Pig Corporation has introduced the PIG® Frame-A-Drain™ Pop-Up Barrier to protect stormwater from harmful pollutants. The product is designed to surround drains in areas with frequent liquid transfers, wash downs or leaks and spills. The innovative PIG® Frame-A-Drain™ Pop-Up Barrier is constructed from heavy-duty, oil- and detergent- resistant PVC material that can withstand traffic, UV rays ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • EPA invites public to meeting on ten-mile drain site

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will hold an open house followed by a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 26, to update the community on the ongoing investigation and provide details about the next phase of work at the Ten-Mile Drain site in St. Clair Shores, Mich. At the open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 26, at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 E. 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, ...

  • Don`t let your Gutters Drain your Wallet

    Friday 26th November was National Gutters Day and a timely reminder to homeowners that by spending a few minutes cleaning and inspecting gutters this weekend could potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds! Cleaning out gutters is certainly not the most exciting job in terms of home maintenance, but it is one of the most important. Old, broken or sagging gutters can lead to water ...


  • Safe Drain® Prevents 45,000lbs of Sediment and 12lbs of Heavy Metals from Entering California Bay Area Waterways

    473 Safe Drains were installed at 3 Applied Materials campuses in California’s Bay Area. The objective was to provide a means of ensuring day to day operations without risk to the environment. The Safe Drains allowed total control over storm water discharges and preventing spills from entering into the storm drain system. Over the 3 year study, the Safe Drains collected a total of 45,000lbs ...

  • EPA adds ten-mile drain site to superfund`s national priorities list (MI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is adding the Ten-Mile Drain site in St. Clair, Mich., to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Ten-Mile Drain is one of seven new hazardous waste sites to be added to the NPL. NPL sites pose risks to human health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned ...

  • EPA to host open houses on ten-mile drain superfund site in st. Clair shores, Mich.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold two open houses Thursday, March 31, to update the community on spring field sampling at the Ten-Mile Drain site in St. Clair Shores, Mich. The open houses will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 Eleven Mile Road. Residents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local, state and ...

  • Climate Study: Extreme Rain Storms in Midwest Have Doubled in Last 50 Years, Often Leading to Worsened Flooding

    The kind of deluges that in recent years washed out Cedar Rapids, IA, forced the Army Corps of Engineers to intentionally blow up levees to save Cairo, IL, and sent the Missouri River over its banks for hundreds of miles are part of a growing trend, according to a new report released today by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Big ...

  • Finding the Magic to Keep Our Waters Clean

    Hackettstown, NJ - Almetek Markers will allow you to notify your community of the hazards related to dumping waste down storm drains. The general public tends to believe that the water, which runs down the drains on their street, goes to a waste treatment plant that cleans it up before sending it on to the rivers, streams and wetlands in the area. They need to be notified that everything that ...


    By Almetek Industries, Inc

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