New Storm Water Trap Will Make Catch Basins More Effective
EnviroHood unit contains floating debris and oil
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) announced a new product that increases the effectiveness of a storm water drainage catch basin or manhole by trapping debris, oil, sediment and other contaminants. Called the Nyloplast EnviroHood Structure, it can be readily attached to the inside of a manhole or catch basin.
"The need for communities to meet EPA requirements is at a critical stage," said Jim Clemans, vice president of Allied Products, ADS. "And the need for cleaner water is paramount for our environment.”
Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and using the same ADS technology used to make its N-12 corrugated HDPE pipe, the EnviroHood structure has a high strength-to-weight ratio due to its corrugated ribs. This ensures a long life and provides the ability to withstand the dynamic forces of a rainfall event. "We've designed a product with superior strength, but we’re finding it can be installed at a lower cost and is less intrusive than other products," Clemans said.
The Nyloplast EnviroHood is available in sizes to cover outlets from 12 to 30 in. and in models to fit round and flat concrete and Nyloplast structures.