Floc Box Dewatering Device

The Floc Box is a self-contained, mobile stormwater treatment system designed and developed by Friendly Environment, a pollution-control manufacturer based in Shelbyville, TN. The Floc Box uses a combination of flocculation, settling and filtration to improve water quality in sediment laden construction-related stormwater. Anionic polyacrylamide is used to promote the formation of flocculants, larger particles […]

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Tracking Measures

Rattle Grates are an effective solution to alleviate the offsite tracking of sediment from construction sites. They are easy to maintain, mobile and can be reused. Rattle grates can be used on multiple types of surfaces. They come in 10′ wide by 8′ long sections. Grates can be added to achieve desired exit dimension.

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Defining Roles and Responsibilities

Determining what each entity involved in a construction project is responsible for, is key to successfully maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Construction General Permit. The TCEQ defines 2 types of operators with responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Construction General Permit – primary operators and secondary operators. Primary operators are […]

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Weathering the Storm of SWPPP Compliance in Construction

The first step in weathering the storm of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance is determining if a SWPPP is even required.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is authorized under the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR150000, to implement the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which is established […]

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