Dewatering Bags - Compliance with StormWater Management Regulations
As the West Coast master distributor of UltraTech International products, Thor Spill and Containment, is leading the market in dewatering bags. When it comes to sites looking to filter runoff, discharge, waste water streams, oil, sediments, or more, time, money, and environmental consequences are all factors to consider. When dangerous chemicals, for example, are not contained during dewatering operations, the runoff of such particles or liquids can pour into our drains and affect the water and life found in our various water systems. Thor Spill and Containment has made the process easier for many companies to be compliant to stormwater management regulations by providing quality dewatering bags ideal for detaining oil, sediments, etc.
Summary on StormWater Management Regulations
The aim of stormwater management regulations is to protect the quality of U.S. waterways by reducing the discharge of sediment, oil and chemicals into storm drains, surface water and groundwater. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources and non-point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. As a key component of EPA’s Clean Water Act, many organizations choose to use our UltraTech Dewatering bags to stay in compliance of stormwater management regulations.
Common Uses for Dewatering Bags
Individuals working at wastewater treatment plants, construction sites, and other job sites are common customers for Thor Spill and Containment’s dewatering bags. The potential pollution or sediment leaving such sites is a major problem that companies must consider as well as prevent against for the purpose of protecting the environment and adhering to local and federal stormwater rules. When it comes to dewatering operations, oil and sediment can be pumped out, and dewatering bags can serve as containment products. The advanced UltraTech Oil and Sediment Dewatering Bags are effective for up to 4” discharge hoses and can be emptied out and reused numerous times. The 3-5’ opening included in the design provides easy removal as well as access to the sediment or other particles trapped inside. In addition, the locking rods incorporated allow customers to simply install them to secure the bag. Such products are used at the end of pumps, therefore when water is being pumped out of ditches, the drainage from a site that recently experienced rain, out of a pond, or from other applications, can benefit from the drainage system offered by the dewatering bags.
In the past, individuals would have to pump the water down the street and pour it into the drain. Dewatering bags allow individuals to skip this step and simply utilize the products as a drainage system that contains such liquids during dewatering applications. We also offer UltraTech Reusable Dewatering Bags, designed to be emptied and reused repeatedly. The large 3’–5’ opening allows easy access and removal of trapped sediment and helps comply with NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999).
Industry Leading Dewatering BagsDewatering bags are the industry standard for protecting against silt, sludge, sediment, and other potential runoff. Alternative dewatering bags on the market often require replacement and utilize a rugged design that affects productivity. In contrast, Thor Spill and Containment’s dewatering bags by UltraTech offer a long life expectancy and reusable capabilities that save you both time and money. The company distributes small and large filtration models, and includes other benefits not available in alternative bags including the successful containment of both oil and sediment, as well as the option of custom and standard sizes.