Tag: total suspended solids

Total suspended solids (TSS) is a water quality parameter used for example to assess the quality of wastewater after treatment in a wastewater treatment plant. It is listed as a conventional pollutant in the U.S. Clean Water Act. This parameter was at one time called non-filterable residue (NFR), a term that refers to the identical measurement: the dry-weight of particles trapped by a filter, typically of a specified pore size.

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Public agencies in California’s Los Angeles basin have been stepping up their game to limit what enters the street stormwater system to nothing more than water. This includes deployment of full- and partial-protection devices installed within curb inlets, catch basins, and the adjacent stormwater infrastructure to screen incoming water flow

Transforming Springfield’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

Transforming Springfield’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

The Mill Race Stormwater Facility, one of the largest regional water quality treatment ponds in the city of Springfield, OR, includes a vegetated drainage swale, trailhead, and a multi-use path enhancing the historic Mill Race for recreational values and wildlife habitat. The project included the involvement of multi-disciplinary local agencies

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

SiteSaver Treatment Device Receives NJCAT and NJDEP Certification

SiteSaver Treatment Device Receives NJCAT and NJDEP Certification

 

Romeoville, IL (August 31, 2017) StormTrap announced today that it has successfully completed the verification program with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) for the new design of its stormwater treatment system, SiteSaver. Following the verification, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) certified SiteSaver as an

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.

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

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