stormwater drain News

  • Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By ASTM International

  • Warning! Beware of Stormwater Product!

    Warning about stormwater insert being sold under the trademark “SafeDrain” In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water pan that aided in spill control. This storm water pollution prevention design, while being very effective at containment, has ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • New Pig expands stormwater management product offering

     New Pig Corporation has expanded their Stormwater Management line to help block, filter, capture and isolate pollutants from entering the environment via storm drain, surface water or groundwater. Over 180 Stormwater Management products, including the PIG® Drive-Over DRAINBLOCKER™ Drain Cover that can stand up to heavy traffic while providing semi-permanent drain protection are featured in ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • Palo Alto eyes new ways to manage stormwater

    Embracing the concept of green stormwater infrastructure management, the city of Palo Alto, Calif., hopes to undertake a massive effort to revamp its crumbling storm drain system. The decision will go beyond simply more pumps and collection lines to encompass an entirely different way of viewing stormwater. Palo Alto Department of Public Works (DPW) officials worry that the current ...

  • EPA acts to strengthen stormwater pollution controls in guam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to require all dischargers of urban stormwater in Guam to obtain permits to control pollution in runoff from urbanized areas of the island. Today’s action designates all current and future municipal stormwater sources in Guam to follow Clean Water Act permitting requirements. Municipal stormwater is a leading cause of water ...

  • Settlement with Revere, Mass. addresses wastewater, stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Revere, Mass. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage overflows into the environment from its wastewater collection system and separate storm sewer system. The City has estimated that it will spend approximately US$50 million to address these illegal discharges. Revere will also pay a civil penalty of ...

  • City of Knoxville to Sue Knox County Over Stormwater

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - The City of Knoxville has declared its intention to sue Knox County over differences in their stormwater ordinances. The conflict has been brewing for years, but came to a head in late September when country commissioners gave final approval to a new stormwater ordinance. The county agreed in 2001 under the Urban Growth ...

  • National Stormwater Calculator was updated on January 29, 2014

    EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, ...

  • Home Depot fined $1.3m for stormwater violations

    Home Depot has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty and implement a nationwide compliance program to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged violations that were discovered at more than 30 construction sites in 28 states where new Home Depot stores were being built.  The ...

  • EPA Orders Pennsylvania Municipalities to Improve Stormwater Management

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in north central and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater. EPA issued the orders to augment Pennsylvania’s efforts to ensure effective stormwater management programs are in place to improve water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Spokane wins EPA PISCES award for innovative stormwater project

    Today, the City of Spokane will receive the prestigious PISCES Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for successfully demonstrating innovative stormwater control strategies on West Broadway Avenue in Spokane, Washington. Polluted stormwater now is considered the leading cause of urban water pollution and the largest source of pollution in the Spokane River. Stormwater is rain and ...

  • Wavin Plastics introduces the largest geocellular stormwater management solution in the U.K.

    The new Jennett’s Park housing development in Berkshire has embraced a pioneering method of underground drainage to minimise the risk of flooding to the ...


  • Settlement requires Boston Water and Sewer commission to remedy sewer and stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The BWSC will also pay a civil penalty of $235,000 for ...

  • EPA settles with Idaho construction company and developer for Boise stormwater violations

    Jayo Development, Inc., a residential developer, and Jayo Construction, Inc., both based in Boise, Idaho, have reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged storm water violations at the Somerset Village Subdivision in Boise. As part of this settlement, the Jayo entities agreed to pay a penalty of $14,100. Under the Clean Water Act, owners and general contractors ...

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