CULD approval provides a powerful, independent verification of our Aquip system and the high standards of quality and effectiveness of the StormwateRx BMPs in keeping industrial sites in compliance with environmental benchmarks.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 28, 2011
StormwateRx LLC, a provider of industrial stormwater treatment and filtration systems, today announced that the Aquip® Enhanced Stormwater Filtration System has been approved by the Washington Department of Ecology with a Conditional Use Level Designation (CULD) for Basic, Enhanced and Phosphorus treatment. Achieving this coveted designation means that Aquip is approved for use on new and redevelopment projects in Washington, a state with some of the strictest environmental standards in North America for stormwater.
“We are extremely pleased to have achieved CULD approval from the State of Washington,” said Calvin Noling, president and CEO of StormwateRx, LLC. “This provides a powerful, independent verification of our Aquip system and the high standards of quality and effectiveness of the StormwateRx BMPs in keeping industrial sites in compliance with environmental benchmarks.”
The State of Washington Department of Ecology evaluates stormwater treatment technologies using its Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE). The CULD approval was granted based upon review by a board of external reviewers consisting of stormwater experts from across the United States. Under this protocol for Washington, Aquip from StormwateRx is the first and only industrial stormwater treatment system to achieve CULD approval for the treatment of solids, metals and nutrients in stormwater.
According to the Department of Ecology, several other states, counties and cities also use TAPE certification to determine whether a technology can be installed within their jurisdiction, including Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO, St. Louis, MO, the State of New Hampshire, Portland, OR, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the State of Rhode Island.
For more information about the Washington Department of Ecology TAPE program and details on the CULD designation for Basic, Enhanced and Phosphorus, please go to: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/stormwater/newtech/technologies.html
StormwateRx designs and manufactures stormwater treatment systems that help industrial sites across North America remove pollutants from stormwater runoff. Products include the Clara®, a plug flow separator system; Retenu™, a roughing filter; Aquip®, a stormwater filtration system and Purus™, a stormwater polishing system. The company has supplied more than 150 systems for stormwater filtration and stormwater pollution control in the industrial sector, and is expert with retrofit design advice. StormwateRx has also developed a series of Industry Remedies that include best practices and ideal product configurations to address the unique environmental concerns of different industries. For more information on how StormwateRx can help industrial sites comply with even the toughest environmental stormwater regulations, please visit http://www.stormwaterx.com.