Storm and Runoff Water Control Solutions

List of Effective Storm and Runoff Water Control Products and Solutions

Water runoff is one of the most challenging situations to deal with on a construction site. Water pollution can create multiple headaches while maintaining control of water and implementing the NPDES water management plan. The following list presents some of the best alternatives you can deploy to manage water runoff effectively.

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Curb Inlet Filters

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Curb inlet filter is designed to filter runoff water and can be adjusted to the curb size and shape. The filtering action lets water freely flow through the fibrous material while stopping sediment and debris. Built-in overflows drain water quicker during extreme events and will reduce or eliminate the need to flush or clean inlets. They can also be equipped with oil absorbent devices.

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Silt Sacks

Used for reducing the amount of silt and debris that may enter a stormwater inlet during construction. Silt sacks are devices that can be dropped in inlet structures. They work by allowing water to be filtered while maintaining silt and sediment from clogging the drainage structure. These sacks are made of permeable geotextile.

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Gravel Bags

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Gravel bags are another excellent product to manage and control runoff water. These gravel bags can be filled with gravel depending on the size and amount of water being filtered. These bags are made of polymer woven into shape eliminating the failures of sewn edges. Some of them are created to sustain UV rays extending their useful life. Made of durable material that in some cases, can withstand being driven over.

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Pipe Socks or Drain Sleeves

Pipe socks or drain sleeves are used in applications where pipes extend above the water surface. By installing the pipe sock or the drain sleeve, the sediment gets filtered during a storm event screening out sand and sediments from the pipe.

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Drain Guard Catch Basin Inserts

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These products offer inserts installed at catch basins reducing the amount of sand and sediments going to the drainage system. They are intended to be used in facilities keeping oil and other contaminants from entering storm drains. When used at construction sites they will capture eroded soils, and when used in parking lots they will prevent oil and fuel from entering the stormwater drainage system.

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Basin Guards

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Basin guards can offer multiple advantages when used at construction sites. They can offer a visual aide locating storm drainage structures and replacing the need for hay bales. They will protect the catch basin from oil, sand, and sediments maintaining a cleaner stormwater drainage system. Basin guards comply with NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999) when used as Best Management Practice in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.

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Passive Skimmer

Passive skimmers can be used in most catch basins, sumps, vaults and holding tanks. It works by floating on water surface continuously absorbing oil. It helps comply with NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999) when used as Best Management Practice in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. The material of the skimmer will absorb the oil entering into the catch basing preventing ponding or clogging due to sediments.The 22" x 14" x 2" unit can hold up to 2 gallons of oil.

Effective Storm and Runoff Water Control Products and Solutions

These are some of the most common used materials and products as part of the storm water management system. There are many more solutions that can be customized to your project and specific needs, so instead of using the common hay bales and silt fence, you can choose to have one of these alternate products that will last longer when maintained properly.