June 7, 2016
GREYLINE INSTRUMENTS INC.With Greyline Instruments’ products, customers can monitor flow through open channels, partially full sewer pipes, and surcharged pipes without a flume or weir. The new MantaRay Portable Area-Velocity flowmeter is designed for monitoring stormwater, sewage, industrial effluent, irrigation water, and natural
PLASTIC SOLUTIONS INC.Plastic Solutions Inc. was founded in 1997 with the vision to supply structural plastic trash racks to the stormwater management industry. Since then, a significant amount of research and development has gone into product testing—including load testing, UV resistance, flammability, resin additives, and water flow restriction requirements—all with excellent results. Today, Plastic Solutions supplies high-quality, industry-leading trash racks, and also sells HDPE pipe, HDPE fittings, ChamberMaxx pipe, PVC pipe, plastic catch and drain basins, and plastic sheet goods. The company has certified shop and field welders to ensure all requirements are
SOLINST CANADA LTD.The Solinst Model 3002 Rainlogger Edge is designed to count the tips of a connected tipping-bucket rain gauge, and output the total amount of rainfall per time period. The Rainlogger Edge has memory for 60,000 time-stamped readings, and a battery that lasts up to 10 years. It features an ABS housing that provides ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection when recording in the field. The Rainlogger Edge is excellent for measuring local precipitation, larger scale remote monitoring of watersheds, and localized stormwater event
PINE HALL BRICK CO. St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY, is a long-term community for the elderly. To avoid runoff, the home used StormPave permeable clay pavers in the newly constructed courtyard. Stormwater can remain under the pavers as it slowly dissipates back into the soil. Water can also be used to irrigate the rain gardens in and around the
BLOCKSOM & CO.Inlet Filter is a value-priced BMP for stormwater inlet protection during the construction phase. The versatile coir-fiber mat attaches easily to hundreds of grate styles making installation quick and easy. Customers can sweep the sides and top surface to maintain, even through standing water. Pads or rolls can be cut to size with a knife or scissors onsite for best fit and to allow overflow where regulations
HOBAS PIPE USACentrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar HOBAS pipe is suitable for new construction and rehab of critical installations including storm and sanitary sewers, potable water, and corrosive environments. HOBAS manufactures pressure and gravity pipe in diameters ranging from 18 to 126 inches with leak-free push-together joints that speed installation and reduce costs. It is ideal for a variety of installation methods including sliplining and other trenchless methods, open cut and
BORGERT PRODUCTSIn the US, continuing development increases impervious areas; therefore, an increase in stormwater management is required. The current conditions have resulted in problems from poor water quality to frequent flooding and erosion issues. Current infrastructures are over-burdened and costly to expand. As a solution for managing stormwater, Borgert Products developed and patented a permeable pavement system called FiltraPave (Patent# 737,465/737,466). The FiltraPave system is designed to remove surface water runoff and its pollutants, eliminating the need for costly expansion to infrastructure and wasteful detention ponds. FiltraPave controls the water while serving as walkways, plazas, parking lots, or
ERNST SEEDSErnst Conservation Seeds grows, processes, and sells over 400 species of native and naturalized seeds and live plant materials for restoration, beautification, reclamation, and conservation. The company identifies, collects, and propagates new species and ecotypes that meet its clients’ needs, from eastern Canada to the southeastern
BIOCLEAN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC.The Watergate ARS is an automatic retractable screen that blocks trash and debris from entering storm drains during dry weather flows and light to moderate rain. During these periods the screen remains closed and locked to allow removal of trash and debris by routine street sweeping operations. During periods of increased flow and heavy rain, the screen will unlock and open to allow runoff into the storm drain to prevent flooding. When the water flow subsides, the screen will return to the closed and locked
STORMCHAMBERHydroLogic Solutions, manufacturer of StormChambers, in conjunction with the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, has obtained a grant from the Virginia DOT to provide Boy Scouts with onsite learning experiences on stormwater management. The grant is associated with the expansion of the I-95 express lanes in Northern Virginia. The Boy Scouts will learn about stormwater effects on the Chesapeake Bay with boat tours by Chesapeake Watermen. They will experience the source of those effects with visits to construction sites within the I-95 express lane expansion corridor as well as participate in the installation of stormwater management BMPs being installed by Angler
TRITON STORMWATER SOLUTIONSInnovative design is a hallmark of the Triton Stormwater Solutions’ system, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Main Header Row. Triton’s Main Header Row can be utilized as part of a treatment train or by itself. Treating the stormwater in the Main Header Row allows for longer service life and targeted pollutants, such as hydrocarbons, which can be captured if used in conjunction with the Triton Reusable Filter Media Puck system. Because the sediment is captured in the Main Header Row, routine cleaning is confined to this single row of chambers, eliminating the costly cleaning of the distribution
WATERSHED GEOHydroTurf Advanced Revetment Technology is an economical, environmentally friendly erosion armoring technology, designed to reduce construction and long-term maintenance costs. It combines engineered synthetic turf with a high-friction geomembrane that are locked into place with the high-strength HydroBinder infill. This technology offers the best of both worlds—the environmental and aesthetic benefits of vegetation, as well as the performance and maintenance benefits of hard armor. With superior erosion control, pointedly less turbidity, and significantly less maintenance, HydroTurf eliminates the headaches of traditional vegetative erosion control systems. It is also a more sustainable solution with a lower carbon footprint than other hard armor revetment
IN-SITUCustomers can get real-time information on remote water monitoring sites. HydroVu Data Services gives up-to-date access to water monitoring data while simplifying the task of filtering for important results. Regularly view and analyze data to limit potential problems, and minimize data gaps by receiving customizable alarm notifications. Integrate with In-Situ instruments and telemetry systems for real-time feedback on all water monitoring sites.
CRETEXCretex now offers square and rectangular PRO-RING for curb inlets and catch basins. Manufactured from the engineered polymer expanded polypropylene (EPP), these rings meet the AASHTO HS-25 requirements. EPP is renowned for its strength-to-weight ratio, chemical resistance, durability, and long service life. PRO-RING is approximately 1/20th the weight of concrete grade rings, which makes them easier to handle, safer, and reduces the risk of worker
MODULAR WETLANDS SYSTEMSThe WetlandMod modular system provides the same treatment train concept as the industry-leading MWS Linear (Modular Wetland System Linear)—screening, separation, and biofiltration—combined with the capacity to reduce and control water volume in a more efficient way when compared to traditional downward flow of bioretention systems. The system is built upon the concept of horizontal flow biofiltration, which was first introduced by the MWS Linear in 2007. Horizontal flow works with gravity, not against it, to prevent clogging, standing water, and other problems associated with traditional downward flow bioretention
UNITED STORM WATER INC.United is a pioneer in stormwater management and remediation services, and exhibits an outstanding level of technical experience, physical resources, and innovative solutions. Using advanced technologies in stormwater management, United aids customers in reducing the amounts of harmful contaminants entering waterways through storm drains. Services include storm drain cleaning and reporting, BMP maintenance, industrial vacuum and jetting, sludge dewatering, and lake draining and excavation. The company’s newest products include the Wing-Gate Automatic Retractable Screen and Mosquito Abatement Approved Connector Pipe

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From left: Matt Hacker, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Marco Tule, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Board President; Gil Aldaco, Chino Basin Water Conservation District Board Treasurer; Curt Hagman, San Bernardino County Supervisor; Elizabeth Skrzat, CBWCD General Manager; Mark Ligtenberg, CBWCD Board President; Kati Parker, CBWCD Board Vice President; Teri Layton, CBWCD Board member; Amanda Coker, CBWCD Board member.