Tag: catch basin insert

A receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.

UltraTech International Inc.

UltraTech International Inc.

The Ultra-Drain Guard, Adjustable Frame Model stays in place even with the grate removed. The adjustable catch basin insert quickly re-sizes to fit almost any storm drain — no trimming of excess fabric required. By adjusting the steel frame, users can maintain the proper dimensions to keep the Drain Guard

Guardians at the Grate

Guardians at the Grate

Located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, CA, Machado Lake once was known as a prime bird-watching location but has suffered numerous indignities in recent years. It has become a dumping ground for unwanted snakes and a variety of trash, as well as a repository for pesticides.

Zeroing in on Trash

Zeroing in on Trash

Wing Tam has always believed the trash pollution problem was something too serious to put off. Tam, who is director of the Los Angeles Watershed Protection Division (WPD) of the Bureau of Sanitation, says he could describe the scene at the Los Angeles River after a typical rainstorm as “a

Protecting Catch Basins & Inlets

There was a time when concern about stormwater was simply to keep it off the street with a collection system able to handle a 10-year storm. Now, thanks to increased knowledge–and increasingly stringent regulations–the goal is to ensure that storm events don’t overpower an existing system and carry solids and

Inlet Protection

Municipalities around the country are increasing their use of catch basin inserts to treat stormwater before it enters surface waters. Part of the increase stems from requirements to meet federal and state regulations and part because it’s the right thing to do. The ability to capture trash, sediment, and pollutants

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