Water Debris Containment Articles

  • How to Choose a Site for a Shipping Container

    In our Renters Guide, we discussed many things to consider when renting or leasing a storage/shipping container.  Once you’ve made the decision that you need a shipping container, you will need to figure out where to place it.   There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a site.  They include: Accessibility ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • WaStop chosen to protect Forest View residents and property from flooding - Case Study

    Location: Forest View Customer: The Village of Forest View Problem: Originally Forest View had a combined sewer and stormwater system. As the area became popular development occurred which lead to more hard surface areas, which lead to higher runoff during rainy periods. This became such a problem that, in the 1960’s the sewer and ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Case Study - Historic Cemetery - Texas

    Archaeological grave site locating Objective:  Locate potential unmarked graves Site:  Historic family cemetery in San Antonio, Texas USA dating to 1899 Instrument:  SuperSting R8/IP, Switch Box112 and 112 electrodes installed in a 7x6 foot 3D dipole-dipole grid Software:  EarthImager 3D Result:  3D resistivity ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • From macroplastic to microplastic: Degradation of high‐density polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene in a salt marsh habitat

    As part of the degradation process, it is believed that most plastic debris becomes brittle over time, fragmenting into progressively smaller particles. The smallest of these particles, known as microplastics, have been receiving increased attention because of the hazards they present to wildlife. To understand the process of plastic degradation in an intertidal salt marsh habitat, strips ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • San Francisco bay area city cleans Mossy mess - case study

    In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove all types of water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.   The installation reduces man hours and risk of injury from raking trash racks as well as keeping service lines clear. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Idaho Water District’s new Hydroelectric project - case study

    This Irrigation District north of Twin Falls installed a new run of the river hydroelectric facility. In order to protect their new turbines, they installed this Traveling Water Screening System. The majority of debris consists of weeds, tumbleweeds, aquatic plants and urban debris. The 5 screens at this location drop debris on a 60’ long conveyor. The conveyor carries the debris to an ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Vertical water screen for Pittsburgh, CA - case study

    The City of Pittsburg, California looked at repairing their old FMC vertical traveling water screens, but the price was exorbitant… Until they contacted International Water Screens. Our quote for a new water screen was lower than the estimated price to repair the FMC screen. After a year of operation they found that our design was much more efficient than the FMC screen. So, they decided ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Prediction of maximum scour depth around piers with debris accumulation using EPR, MT, and GEP models

    Pier scour phenomena in the presence of debris accumulation have attracted the attention of engineers to present a precise prediction of the local scour depth. Most experimental studies of pier scour depth with debris accumulation have been performed to find an accurate formula to predict the local scour depth. However, an empirical equation with appropriate capacity of validation is not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Much Could You Save by Avoiding a Consent Decree?

    In 2012, St. Louis, MO (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District) set a record for the most expensive sewer consent decree in history at $4.7 BILLION to be spent over the next 23 years. The cause of this consent decree and the cause of most consent decrees are overflow events that allow untreated waste into the nearby lakes, streams, river, or other nature areas. There are typically two types of ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

    Challenge After a massive tornado wiped out much of the city of Joplin, Missouri, Asbell Excavating needed to find all of the downed transformers, note their location, then go back and clean up the spills before serious environmental damage could occur. Solution GPS points were imported first into an Excel spreadsheet then into Carlson Takeoff, put it on the ...


    By Handheld UK and Ireland Ltd

  • Green Water Infrastructure

    Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban areas, stormwater is drained through engineered collection systems and discharged into nearby waterbodies. The stormwater carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape, degrading the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to clean solar lights

    Summer's over and now is the ideal time for a hefty portion of us here in the United States to consider fall cleanup. In the event that you have solar powered lighting, or any scene lights besides, it’s not difficult to harm or even demolish lights once rakes and leaf blowers turn out. Fortunately, there are some simple and fast ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success. The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Scavenger 2000 Decontamination Vessel - Scavenger 2000 Operations Report

    It has been a pleasure for us to clean and help rejuvenate the City of Miami Waterways and Miami River for the past several years. Our objective is to help clean the waters of the world. These are the results for the operation of the Scavenger2000 Decontamination Vessel performed on the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County waterways for the period of last five years. Please see below a ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Lead removal efficiency using biosorbents as alternative materials for permeable reactive barriers

    As alternative materials for heavy metal removal, this study investigated biosorbents to determine their suitability for permeable reactive barriers. The lead removal efficiencies of brown seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) and reed (Phragmites australis) were determined under different conditions (batch and column system). The experimental results for these biomaterials fitted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Plan Stormwater Management for Urban Areas

    Water is a vital commodity in our lives, but it is possible to have too much water all at once in our lives, especially following violent storms or snow melt. This excess water, lying on the ground, swelling rivers, canals and drains to over-capacity is known as stormwater. In order to make the best use of this water, local authorities need to safely contain stormwater while any ...


    By Liquivault

  • Assessing the potential for restoration of surface permeability for permeable pavements through maintenance

    Permeable pavements (PPs) have been in use as stormwater management systems in Canada and the United States for over 20 years. After years of exposure to sediment and debris build-up, surface clogging reduces the infiltration of stormwater and inhibits the hydraulic and environmental functions of the pavement. Removal of surface material has been shown to restore infiltration but the majority of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WaterMiner and Fracing Make-up water

    Using the WaterMiner sewage cleaning and disinfection capabilities to create clean fracking make-up water for gas companies, and to provide a new source of revenue for municipalities. Stage, a near instant on, WaterMiner behind the exisiting trash screen of your municipal WWTP or at your lagoon.  The WaterMiner will scalp off the gas companies required flows, for a fee due to the ...

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