Tag: stormwater filtration

Managing the quantity and quality of stormwater is termed, “Stormwater Management.”[13] The term Best Management Practice (BMP) or stormwater control measure (SCM)[14] is often used to refer to both structural or engineered control devices and systems (e.g. retention ponds) to treat or store polluted stormwater, as well as operational or procedural practices (e.g. street sweeping).

A Review of PAHs

A Review of PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) commonly occur in the environment (Boehm 2006, Stout et al. 2004, Yunker et al. 2002), and as a result they are common constituents of municipal stormwater (Hwang and Foster 2006). Because PAHs are typically associated with particles, stormwater runoff can be a source of these compounds

StormTrap and Lafarge Announce License Agreement for Stormwater Solution

ROMEOVILLE, IL and WINNIPEG, MB, July 07, 2016 – StormTrap, a leading provider of stormwater management systems, and Lafarge Canada, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap has granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTrap’s detention and retention products in Western

Green Roofs: A Primer

Green Roofs: A Primer

With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599 projects totaling 33,334,677 square feet, and the number is growing.

Road Control

Road Control

On highways under construction and those being repaired throughout North America, the challenge for contractors is to come up with effective methods for erosion and sediment control. Common challenges include working around traffic-which sometimes means working during non-peak hours or at night-protecting existing inlets and catch basins along the roadways,

Innovation in the Pacific Northwest

Innovation in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle’s Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel (TCWQC) does more than manage stormwater. This innovative project catalyzed over $200 million in development that revitalized an aging neighborhood. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) named it one of the best projects of 2010. TCWQC “not only improved water quality, but also

Protecting Water Quality at a Scrap Metal Recycling Facility

Protecting Water Quality at a Scrap Metal Recycling Facility

For more than 70 years, family-owned and operated Davis Industries Inc. has been providing scrap metal recycling services for customers in northern Virginia and Maryland. The facility in Lorton, VA, recycles aluminum, mixed steel, brass, and copper from non-working appliances, junk automobiles, and other consumer and industrial sources. The Davis

Separation Devices for Stormwater Runoff

Separation Devices for Stormwater Runoff

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II requires control of runoff from sites both during construction and after construction. Post-construction runoff control usually involves more permanent (and more expensive) devices than the temporary berms, silt fence, and other materials used during active construction. These permanent devices fall into two

Going Underground

Sometimes, when it comes to stormwater detention and treatment, the best place to go is underground. “Like everything else, cost is the main concern,” says Gil Colman of Colman Engineering PLC in Harrisonburg, VA. Typically, land-based best management practices (BMPs) such as ponds, vegetated swales, and filter strips tend to

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