Ocean Protect are excited to announce that we now manufacture and supply ‘sandy loam’ filter media for ‘conventional’ biofiltration systems. This further enhances Ocean Protect’s ability to help our clients achieve best practice Water Sensitive Urban Design and help better protect our oceans.
Biofiltration systems (also called ‘bioretention’ and ‘rain gardens’) are one of the most popular stormwater treatment asset types within Australia given their flexible design, space efficiency and applicability to a variety of scales. The ‘filter media’ is critical to the performance of biofiltration systems – including their ability to protect downstream waterway health and ensure the successful establishment and survival of plants within the biofiltration system. However, industry suppliers are often unable to supply filter media that conforms with necessary specifications, such as those given by Blacktown City Council, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and Water by Design. Many certifying authorities and local governments also rely on bulk test certificates which may not give an accurate representation of the biofiltration media for a specific project.
Ocean Protect will continue to provide a complete turn-key solution for the design, installation, establishment and management of Filterra® biofiltration systems. For clients simply requiring an appropriate ‘sandy loam’ biofiltration filter media (that complies with local specifications), Ocean Protect can now supply this filter media.