Tag: stormwater treatment

Managing the quantity and quality of stormwater is termed, “Stormwater Management.” The term Best Management Practice (BMP) or stormwater control measure (SCM) 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). Stormwater management includes both technical and institutional aspects.

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes. Wetlands are home to more than one-third of the United States’ threatened and endangered species, according to EPA.

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

A Florida Park Revitalized
Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL, desperately needed revitalization. New facilities and buildings were planned and built, and paved surfaces were restored. Another big part of the project was installation of stormwater treatment best management practices (BMPs).

The park covers about 25 acres, situated between the downtown urban

Project Profile: Gray Combined With Green—Retrofit of Existing Bioretention Facility With High-Flow Bioretention Technology

Project Profile: Gray Combined With Green—Retrofit of Existing Bioretention Facility With High-Flow Bioretention Technology

Surface stormwater treatment practices have a common use in development projects to provide collection and control of contaminants generated from runoff from impervious surfaces. Common surface stormwater treatment practices include wet ponds, grass swales and channels, and bioretention facilities. Grass swales and bioretention facilities rely upon filtration provided by the

Contech CDS Receives Canadian ETV Verification

Contech CDS Receives Canadian ETV Verification

WEST CHESTER, Ohio , April 4, 2017 /CNW/ — Contech® Engineered Solutions announced today that the CDS hydrodynamic separator has been verified through the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program.
The ETV program was created to support the implementation of innovative environmental technologies in Canada by providing an independent evaluation of

SWEMA Announces New Board of Directors

SWEMA Announces New Board of Directors

ROXBOROUGH, CO – The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) is pleased to announce a new Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018.

SWEMA Members have elected Derek Berg as President (Contech Engineered Solutions), Fred Kraekel as Vice President (Hydro International), and Dan Fajman as Treasurer (Fresh Creek Technologies). The at-large board

Avian Invasion

Avian Invasion

When Levi Fuller cut his teeth in the water treatment industry, manning the desalination system on a Navy ship, he didn’t expect some of his more troublesome obstacles on the mainland to be birds and their excrement.

Fuller, wastewater treatment plant operations supervisor for the Dublin San Ramon Services District in

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Advanced Stormwater Treatment: Dissolved Pollutants

Advanced Stormwater Treatment: Dissolved Pollutants

Did you know that on average in stormwater, 45% of the phosphorus load and ~50% of the metal load (cadmium, copper, zinc, etc.) is present in dissolved form? And unfortunately, most of these dissolved pollutants travel downstream to our receiving water bodies and wildlife untreated (thanks to physical treatments which

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

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