Every time it rains, our waterways are at risk of flooding. And we’re not just talking about flooding of the water itself in the event of a substantial downpour, but flooding of contaminants. As the water then moves through our communities, it picks up pollutants in its path – from visible trash, oils and dirt to invisible heavy metals and microplastics. If these flow to our waterways and oceans, we risk the health of both marine life and humans.
That’s why stormwater treatment with stormwater filtration assets is essential – it removes the vast majority of those harmful pollutants to ensure the water that is making it’s way into rivers and oceans is as clean as possible. And thanks to Ocean Protect, there is a wide range of treatment solutions to assist. The following is a brief rundown:
A high-low biofiltration system, this is ideal for use in streetscapes and vegetated areas. Stormwater entering these systems percolates through the plant/ mulch/ soil environment and is treated through a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes before being discharged to downstream drainage systems and/ or waterways.
A gully pit insert (or basket) that catches pollution in stormwater drains, this is a stormwater filtration assets technology that can be adopted as a stand-alone technology or as part of a treatment train. It has a filtration bag, cage, and flow diverter working together to maximise the treated flow and the pollutants captured.