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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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Salt marshes protect shorelines by reducing waves and erosion

    Conserving salt marshes helps protect our coasts, according to research which shows that they stabilise shorelines and protect them from damage by incoming waves. Their benefits are particularly significant in light of the destruction caused by storms and flooding, which are likely to increase under climate change. Despite their protective benefits, salt marshes are frequently ...

  • WaStop installed to protect pumping station in Huddinge, Sweden

    Huddinge, a suburb in Stockholm, is the second largest of the municipalities in Stockholm County in terms of population. Huddinge consists of several shopping centers, commuter rail stations and apartment buildings that are surrounded by sprawling family homes and natural surroundings. ...


    By Wapro AB

  • DN600 WaStop protects from flooding in Depew, New York

    Flooding occurred regularly at the pubic works (water and sewer) yard where offices, public works trucks and snow plows are located. An old underground valve vault in the compound flooded every year in the spring snow melt. The vault drained into the creek and was protected with an Iron flap valve. The flap valve always seized partly open rendering if useless for flood protection. The operators ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

    The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it discharges via a 780 metre culvert/outfall system that passes beneath a railway embankment and sand dunes to discharge into the sea below typical low tide level. There is a history of flooding upstream of the culvert which imposes a restriction on the discharge of flows from the river catchment area during high river flow events. This is particularly ...


    By Rotork

  • EPA Issues Albuquerque-Area Permit to Protect Rio Grande River

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that establishes requirements to reduce pollution carried by stormwater run-off and restore portions of the Middle Rio Grande River that are too polluted. Stormwater run-off is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and pavement when ...

  • New bans on plastic bags may help protect marine life

    China’s surprise crackdown on plastic bags, announced on Tuesday, will prohibit the production and distribution of ultra-thin bags beginning June 1. The ruling bans the manufacture, sale, and use of plastic bags under 0.025 millimeters thick and prohibits supermarkets and shops nationwide from handing out the sacks for free. With the move, China joins a growing list of regions, from San Francisco ...

  • Residential area protected against flooding with new WaReg 3.0

    To provide peace of mind, We at Wapro have designed the WaReg 3.0 to reach the designed flow quickly to initiate regulation and never exceed the outflow requirements. The engineers at Wapro have ensured that WaReg 3.0 is insensitive to debris, sludge and solids normally found in storm water drains. This world-unique product works in real life situations, with all that this encompasses. ...


    By Wapro AB

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