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As a leading authority on stormwater filtration, FABCO INDUSTRIES the manufacturer of retrofit catch basin filters is proud to introduce two new products designed to improve your water quality and stormwater management programs: The Fabco ScreenBox and the Flume ScreenBox

The ScreenBox provides a unique choice for sediment and debris capture and control that further compliments Fabco’s industry-leading line of retrofit/Catch Basin Insert filters. Featuring a high strength, rigid aluminum frame, adjustable mounting system and stainless-steel mesh screens, these stormwater filters are optimized for sediment removal at high flow rates while providing the kind of build quality you expect for reliable long-term service in a harsh environment. And, we’ve included a user replaceable, oil boom absorbent in each ScreenBox making it perfect for roadside or parking lot drain inlet applications.


Screenbox storm water filter


While the ScreenBox treats water entering storm drain inlets, the Flume ScreenBox filter focuses on broad surface water flows transported in open air conveyance systems such as channels, shallow flumes or even flat paved surfaces with raised border curbing to control the flow.

The Fabco Flume ScreenBox is a custom sized and shaped filter structure that installs across the channel or flume intercepting and filtering the water as it flows past. The design traps solid materials such as plastic water bottles, and other trash and debris, while allowing the water to pass through the filter and exit to the storm drain system.


Catch basin filter


The low-profile Flume ScreenBox system is manufactured from welded, high strength military grade aluminum for longevity and features one or more easily maintained Filtering Chamber that provides high treatment flow rates while capturing solid materials using fine mesh, high flow screens.

The Flume ScreenBox is a good, cost effective choice for protecting and maintaining the beauty of sensitive wetlands and other infiltrations BMP’s used in housing areas or industrial properties. Fabco invites you to read more about our ScreenBox and Flume ScreenBox solutions. Both are covered by our Five-Year Warranty.

Catch Basin Filters and Best management practices (BMPs)

Best management practices (BMPs) are recognized as an important part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process to prevent the release of toxic and hazardous chemicals. Over the years, as BMPs for many different types of facilities have been developed, case studies have demonstrated not only the success but the flexibility of the BMP approach in controlling releases of pollutants to receiving waters.

More recently, pollution prevention practices have become part of the NPDES program, working in conjunction with BMPs to reduce potential pollutant releases. Pollution prevention methods have been shown to reduce costs as well as pollution risks through source reduction and recycling/reuse techniques.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 established the objectives of restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters. These objectives remained unchanged in the 1977, 1982, and 1987 amendments, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA). To achieve these objectives, the CWA sets forth a series of goals, including attaining fishable and swimmable designations by 1983 and eliminating the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters by 1985.

As part of the CWA strategy to eliminate discharges of pollutants to receiving waters, NPDES permit limitations have become more stringent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that industrial and municipal facilities subject to the NPDES program may need to undertake additional measures to meet these permit limitations, as well as the goals of the CWA. EPA believes that such measures can be technologically and economically achievable through the development of formalized plans that contain BMPs and pollution prevention practices.

Read more about these innovations in our Stormwater products section of the website at Or be proactive and contact us today to discuss how our industry-leading technology can solve your stormwater problems.