The Federal Government only began requiring storm water control in 1990 in lieu of the Clean Water Act of 1987. There are many types of pollutants contained in stormwater drainage that could prove to be harmful if they get into certain waterways or systems. Storm filters used for drainage are designed to keep pollutants and debris from passing through the water steam. Those that are in need of combating stormwater pollution will likely need to have a catch basin insert that regulates the flow of water as it proceeds through the drains. A catch basin insert is a small product that serves a huge purpose when it comes to storm drainage and functioning stormwater filters. The ‘nonpoint source pollution’ that consists of multi source water contaminants that do not come from one specific source can be cumulative of buildup and therefore need to be extracted as soon as possible.
Domestic sewage is on average 99.9 percent water and only .1 percent pollutants. Studies conducted in California between 2001 and 2010 showed that over fifty percent of collection sites had some pollution that was harmful to aquatic life. This just goes to show you how important it is to practice the proper stormwater management when it comes to stormwater treatment to ensure living organisms can remain healthy and alive. Take the time to ensure each catch basin insert is properly functioning and look on the internet if you need any replacements to keep drains flowing smoothly.