Forget acid rain. After flowing across roadways, gutters and ditches, water from storms can be full of pollutants, which can settle in ground water and pollute the environment if not treated. Think about the fluids from vehicles left behind on roads, shoulders and parking areas, or the trash collecting along sidewalks and fields. All of that has to go somewhere, and that somewhere, more often than not, is in our water supply.
Enter the bioswale. A drainage system that works with the environment, bioswales capture water runoff from storms and reduce the amount of water flowing into waterways. By using earth-friendly resources such as plants and mulch, pollutants like hydrocarbons, metals and other sediments are removed before it affects the water in streams, rivers and the ground. The system and the materials of a bioswale work together to protect the overall health of the environment.
A bioswale is just one of the ways HYDRASEP® is able to handle stormwater remediation. In fact, concerns for the country’s water supply have led to more regulations, including the Clean Water Act. HYDRASEP is experienced at handling stormwater and other unique HYDRASEP® design enables superior performance (10 ppm or less) without the use of closely-spaced horizontal or inclined coalescing plates, filters or meshes.
Standard models are designed for intermittent and variable flows from 0 to 2,000 gallons per minute containing up to 50 percent hydrocarbon concentrations. For larger flows, incorporating a patented HYDRAPASS® bypass basin allows for greater flow capabilities and reduced system costs without sacrificing performance. With a HYDRAPASS®, the “first flush” is sent to the HYDRASEP® and, as the storm intensity increases, subsequent clean stormwater is diverted for direct discharge. The HYDRAPASS® also provides additional sediment and floating trash retention.
For more information about a bioswale or other stormwater remediation for power plants, scrap metal yards, pipeline terminals, airports, transformer yards, vehicle maintenance facilities, railroad yards or truck stops, contact HYDRASEP at 662-429-4088 or toll free at 800-646-5439.