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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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Advanced Drainage Systems Purchases FLEXSTORM

    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has acquired Inlet & Pipe Protection, Inc., manufacturer of FLEXSTORM® storm water inlet filters. The announcement was made today by both companies. The products will now be marketed under the ADS FLEXSTORM brand. ADS FLEXSTORM Inlet Filters provide a technological advantage to trap debris. The ADS FLEXSTORM adjustable design allows it to fit any ...

  • Land use change influences European weather systems

    The reduction in summer storms in the western Mediterranean could be partly caused by land use change on coasts and mountain slopes, a new study reports. This lack of storms causes water vapour to build up above the region and may lead to heavy rainfall and flooding in central Europe.  There have been many reports of fewer summer storms around the Western Mediterranean ...

  • Eaton Announces the Launch of its Newest Portable Filtration System for Fire Suppression Systems

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the introduction of its new patent pending AquaGard™ portable filter for water-based fire suppression systems. It’s designed to prevent discharge of rust, pipe scale, and corrosive materials into storm drains and the environment. This compact, self-contained, easy-to-operate filtration system is engineered with a 15 gallon ...


    By PRWeb

  • Wavin Plastics Updates the Definitive Guide to Rainwater Systems

    OSMA Rainwater Systems from Wavin Plastics has updated the hugely popular ‘Rainwater Systems Selection and Installation Guide’ which provides advice and support for its customers on the correct selection of rainwater systems. This new guide offers a complete choice of six profile systems – RoundLine, SquareLine, DeepLine, SuperLine, Roofline and NEW StormLine. Wavin Plastics can assure the ...


  • Wavin Plastics Launches the Definitive Guide to Rainwater Systems

    OSMA Rainwater Systems from Wavin Plastics has launched a ‘Rainwater Systems Selection and Installation Guide’ providing advice and support for its customers on the correct selection of rainwater systems. Offering a complete choice of six profile systems, Wavin Plastics can assure the right size and type of gutter for every installation. The systems are all fast and easy to install, and have ...


  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to upgrade sewer system to resolve clean water act violations

    A settlement between the United States and the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, will resolve violations of the Clean Water Act and specifically violations of its Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the first judicial action addressing violations of this type of permit. Arecibo’s ...

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