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Located in northwest Washington, Snohomish County is home to a number of new residential communities. To save on building expenses, as well as valuable lot space, developers have chosen Thirsty Duck floating outlets and skimmers to reduce the size of each development’s stormwater vault detention system.
McKechnie Field, the spring training facility for the Pittsburgh Pirates located in Bradenton, Fla., underwent a dramatic renovation, reopening in February 2013 for the ballpark’s 90th anniversary. In addition to the $15 million renovation of the park, the existing outdated stormwater facility was modified and relocated.
Due to continued growth and a five-year expansion plan, Bellingham International Airport in Bellingham, Wash., faced a number of stormwater challenges in 2011, including area wildlife. As part of a solution, the airport’s consulting firm—Reid Middleton, Inc.—contacted Thirsty Duck for a drainage retrofit.
In the middle of a local business district in Mill Creek, Wash., sits Pond 6, a regional detention facility that was constructed well before the current western Washington flow control and water quality standards were put in place. The pond originally discharged into North Creek through two large outfall pipes at rates that led to erosion of the creek banks and reduced water quality due to minimal vegetative contact time. The pond had a capacity to hold approximately 6 ft of depth; however, the pond would only hold approximately a foot and a half during high flow conditions.
Located in northwest Washington, Snohomish County is home to a number of new residential communities, including Stratford Court and Glennwick Grove, which are owned by Phoenix Development of Lynnwood, Wash. Stratford Court, a 35-unit, single-family home development in Bothell, sits on a 7.4-acre site. Glennwick Grove, located in Lynnwood, is home to 41 residential lots on 13.1 acres of land.
On the heels of celebrating their partnership with Canadian distributor John Meunier Inc., Thirsty Duck LP is announcing that their buoyant flow control technology products will now be available through three major U.S. manufacturing representatives: Heyward Inc. of Virginia Inc., Heyward Florida Inc. and William H. Reilly & Co. Inc. of Oregon.
Thirsty Duck LP has announced that its buoyant flow control technology products will now be available through three major U.S. manufacturing representatives: Heyward Inc. of Virginia, Heyward Florida Inc. and William H. Reilly & Co. Inc. of Oregon.
Thirsty Duck LP has announced that it had secured an agreement with John Meunier Inc., which will represent and distribute its products in Canada. Based in Montreal and with offices across Canada, John Meunier Inc. is a leading supplier of flow control products to the stormwater industry in Canada.
“John Meunier Inc. is an industry leader and an outstanding organization,” said Brian Shugrue, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Thirsty Duck LP. “We are thrilled to be working with them in Canada.”
Thirsty Duck LP secured an agreement with John Meunier Inc. to represent and distribute their products in Canada. Based in Montreal and with offices across Canada, John Meunier Inc. is the leading supplier of flow control products to the stormwater industry in Canada.
The University of South Florida (USF) wanted to maximize the development potential of its main Tampa campus as it struggled to provide new facilities for its rapidly growing student population. Moreover, the university wanted to expand, but is physically constrained by four major thoroughfares that define the campus perimeter—and all the while, regulatory criteria continue to become more stringent.
On May 16th, 2013, the University of South Florida (USF) successfully installed Thirsty Duck’s ER-202 floating outlet and skimmer at its Tampa main campus. The floating outlet and skimmer was installed in a newly constructed, master planned, wet detention pond, which provides both water quality and flood control benefits for the East basin of the campus.
Thirsty Duck LP installed two of its ER-200 series floating outlets and skimmers at the Rolls Royce Facility located at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. They were installed in separate dry retention facilities to provide constant peak discharge rate control and improved debris/pollutant skimming performance for the stormwater management facilities given the highly sensitive nature of the surrounding coastal ecosystem.
The city of Medina, Wash., home to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, installed an ER-202H hybrid configuration floating outlet and skimmer at Medina Park on Dec. 13, 2012. The product was installed to provide automatic level and discharge rate control for the park’s stormwater detention pond. Level and rate control were historically controlled with a flashboard riser system, which required the city’s public works staff to manually remove the flashboard during periods of extended wet weather.
The two largest Thirsty Duck TD Series floating outlets and skimmers in the world were successfully installed on July 12 at the Pinellas County Waste to Energy plant, a solid waste incinerator located in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Low-impact development (LID) is one of the hottest topics of the day and its environmental benefits are highly touted. Its techniques are being implemented more frequently, and many regulatory stormwater programs across the country are adopting rules and regulations that favor its use as the primary method of stormwater management.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently approved the Thirsty Duck Early Riser 200, a floating outlet and skimmer, for use on production projects.
The product was successfully tested for hydraulic performance and debris tolerance at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory in Minnesota, which provided the impetus for the FDOT using it in its stormwater management facility.
Shri Agencies to represent company’s line of floating outlets and skimmers in northeast U.S.
Thirsty Duck Ltd. announced it has entered into an exclusive representation agreement with Shri Agencies LLC. Shri Agencies will represent Thirsty Duck’s line of floating outlets and skimmers in the northeast U.S., which includes the states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Thirsty Duck LP announced it has completed installation of an ER-200 floating outlet and skimmer in the southwest detention pond at the Bellingham International Airport in Bellingham, Wash.
Thirsty Duck LP announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has listed Thirsty Duck on its Innovative Product Evaluation List (IPEL). Products listed on the IPEL are "innovative products being promoted by the department." The IPEL listing allows for use of Thirsty Duck products on FDOT projects with the approval of the district drainage engineer. The Innovative Products Evaluation List may be accessed from http://www.dot.state.fl.us/specificationsoffice/ProductEvaluation/Default.shtm.
Thirsty Duck LP announced that Reynolds, Smith & Hills Inc. has completed an independent analysis of the stormwater management systems for three Florida transportation projects. For the systems analyzed, the study concludes Thirsty Duck floating outlets and skimmers reduce detention pond area by an average of 44% when compared to a traditional outlet structure.