Best Management Practices
BMP's for Pollution Control
(Stormwater Best Management Practice)
Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) include a range of water and pollution control products designed to help keep your site in compliance with local and federal stormwater regulations. Working to address pollution present in discharge, stormwater or runoff, these BMPs aim to remove silt, sediment, sand, dirt, oil, hydrocarbons and several other contaminants on your site. As water flows through these fabrics, pollutants will be effectively filtered out so only cleaner water passes into the drain system. Some of the most common options include drain guards, coir logs, gutter guards, wattles, turbidity curtains and more.
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One of the most commonly used BMPs for stormwater filtration is an item know as the drain guard. Made from hydrocarbon and sediment removing fabrics, these filters address pollutants immediately before they enter the drain. This helps allow only clean water to pass into a stormwater system.
Filter fabrics are commonly used inside storm drains, on top of drain grates, or in front of inlets to remove unwanted materials.
Due to the various sizes and styles of each drain, the drain guard is available in multiple styles, models and sizes. Please feel free to browse through our Drain Guard Variety or check out the information below to find the best guard option for your site:
- Catch Basin Inserts: Fits securely into drain catch basins to catch and remove debris as it enters the drain.
- Drain Covers: Fits over top of drains to filter or block contaminants.
- Inlet Guards: These guards include log filtering devices that can be placed in front of inlets and filtering material that covers both inlet and combination drains.
- Coir Wattles: In addition to geotextile drain guards, we also offer several natural fiber products to help with the water filtering and drain protection. These include both coir wattles and coir logs made from natural fibers to fit directly around storm drains.
Drain guards are a great option for stormwater runoff and other small flows that leave your site. However, many locations also require larger scale pollution control directly inside water areas. For these locations, Floating Turbidity Curtain and floating booms can be a better option. These curtains are placed directly around dredging sites, roads and construction sites to control silt.
- Type 1 Turbidity Curtain:
- Calm Water Silt Containment
- Economy and DOT Models
- Type 2 Turbidity Curtain:
- Moving Water Silt Control
- DOT, Heavy Duty and Permeable Models
- Type 3 Turbidity Curtain:
- High Strength Containment
- DOT, Heavy Duty and Permeable Models
Filters: Another favorite for stormwater filtration are the stormwater drain and pipe filters. These handy filtering devices include the following products:
- Downspout Guards: These filters hook up directly to your downspout drain to filter stormwater as it flows out.
- Containment Drains: When storing fuel tanks or drums in large open top containers, items like the self-bailer can be ideal. These small filter connect directly to the containment sump and filter water that may have collected there from storms.
- Pipe Sock: Pipe socks are effective best management practices that has been known to hook up to pipes to help filter materials.
For larger sediment removal requirements, Dewatering Bags and Tubes are available to help effectively remove unwanted materials. Bags can be made as small as 6' x 6' or as large as 25' x 15'. This has equipped them for use with site discharge, sediment ponds or other construction projects.
Dewatering Bag: The dewatering bag is commonly used as a best management practice on construction sites and other flexible areas. The bag typically features a rectangular design that can fit in dump trucks, drop boxes or around sites to help filter water.
The dewatering bag can accommodate 2", 3" and 4" hoses to help connect to various discharge hoses during a dewatering process.
Read our blog post here and learn how BMPs fit into a disaster preparedness plan.