Benefits - Aqua-Filter™ Stormwater Filtration System
The Aqua-Filter™ Stormwater Filtration System can be custom designed to fit a variety of field applications to include both above and below grade configurations. Industrial sites also utilize the Aqua-Filter™ Technology given its ability to remove a variety of pollutants from the treatment stream. The Upflow Aqua-Filter™ configuration allows for installations where there is little vertical difference between the inlet and outlet elevations. Furthermore, given the modular small footprint design of the Aqua-Filter™, the potential to disturb existing infrastructure utilities or surface features is minimized.
Easy Installation, Inspection & Maintenance
The Aqua-Filter™ has been designed and fabricated as a lightweight, durable and modular unit with no moving parts or on-site assembly requirements. The inclusion of stub-outs and lifting supports also facilitate easy installation and connection for the two system components. Inspection and maintenance activities are simplified. Easy and open access to the swirl chamber and the built-in ingress/egress ladder in the filtration chamber both facilitate inspection and maintenance activities.
Proven Performance and Functionality
Independent laboratory and field testing confirms that the Aqua-Filter™ achieves a high level of TSS removal while maintaining a high sediment retention capacity within the filter media. A TARP Tier II field test demonstrates the ability of the Aqua-Filter™ to capture 90% of a clay loam textured sediment while maintaining long term performance and overall functionality.
Compatible with LID Designs
Low Impact Development (LID) design practices can be enhanced or complemented by incorporating the Aqua-Filter™. Pretreatment for rainwater harvesting using underground or above ground structures can include the Aqua-Filter™ system to provide a high level of treatment for water conservation practices. The Aqua-Filter™ can also be used as pretreatment for subsurface infiltration structures as well. Contact your local AquaShield™ representative to learn more about incorporating the Aqua-Filter™ into your LID design.
LEED 2009 Credit
The Aqua-Filter™ can directly provide one (1) LEED 2009 Credit for Sustainable Sites (SS) 6.2, Stormwater Design - Quality Control. This credit is considered to meet the SS 6.2 criteria of having completed independent testing to demonstrate 80% TSS removal on a net annual basis. The Aqua-Filter™ can also help contribute to gaining several other credits within the LEED 2009 program. Ask your AquaShield™ representative for additional information about how the Aqua-Filter™ and our other products can directly contribute, or help contribute to earning LEED 2009 credits.