Massachusetts Coastal Pollutant Remediation Program
Innovative Product Enables New Pharmacy To Build In Sensitive Watershed
Rite Aid's engineering consultant, Land Use Consultants, Inc. of Portland, worked closely with the town officials and representatives of the Cobbossee Watershed District to develop a stormwater management plan that would meet these new standards. After evaluating several conventional stormwater treatment methods without success, Land Use Consultants, Inc. turned to STORMTREAT SYSTEMS which is distributed by Eco-Cycle, Inc. of Manchester, ME.
The final design consisted of a conventional stormwater collection system of catch basins, swales, and piping which directs runoff to a flow-splitting structure. The most polluted first flush of runoff goes to an underground storage vault connected to five parallel STORMTREAT units. After passing through the STORMTREAT units, an underdrain system collects the treated effluent and discharges it to a highway storm drain. Any excess flow beyond the first flush is diverted to a conventional detention basin, prior to discharging to a highway drainage system.
STORMTREAT Brings New England Sealcoating Into Compliance With Massachusetts DEP Orders
New England Sealcoating's corporate headquarters are located in the Hingham, MA, Industrial Park. The site abuts a wetland which is tributary to a drinking water supply. Under DEP Order, the storm drain was stopped and runoff was required to be retained on-site while a solution was developed. This resulted in a 12- to 24-inch deep pond in their parking lot. After hiring several consultants and rejecting plans to build an expensive treatment plant, Sealcoating proposed the STORMTREAT SYSTEM to the Hingham Conservation Commission and the Massachusetts DEP. Permit approvals were readily obtained and six STORMTREAT SYSTEMS were installed as a successful, and low cost, solution to the problem.
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