When the City of Salem in Massachusetts required an innovative solution to solve critical issues with their stormwater drainage, Fabco and ACF joined forces to provide a custom evolved stormwater solution to treat the problem at the two sources.



Facing a two-phase project affecting both the cities’ North and South Rivers, including the Commercial Street neighborhood, ACF and Fabco Industries combined to employ both the FocalPoint system and Fabco’s exclusive StormPods.



Considering both the environmental problems this situation posed and the level of government compliance necessary, the City of Salem needed quick and effective solutions. ACF and Fabcowere proud to assist by offering their proven innovative technology.



The Salem Sound Coastal Watch outlined the persistent problems the community faced in apresentation entitled “A 21st Century Approach to Cleaning Stormwater” at the City’s 2016 symposium “Finding Solutions to Our Coastal Challenge.”



The issues included oil and hydrocarbons left on the road by vehicular traffic and parking, sediments being washed into the North River due to missing landscape timbers that once contained the islands, and sediment and dog feces washing off Commercial Street and sidewalks ending up in the North River stormwater and outfall pipes.




Green infrastructure



FocalPoint, a scalable biofiltration system, offered a next-generation biofiltration solution for the Commercial Street and South River Projects. The system combines the efficiency of high-flow rate engineered soils with the durability and modularity of a high-pervious flat, box-shaped underdrain.



Fabco’s partner ACF, suggested the use of their patented StormPods, which are designed for stormwater hotspots such as parking lots, transportation centers, vehicle maintenance facilities, fueling locations, and industrial applications. The use of the StormPods allowed Fabco to effectively treat the major pollutants identified in surface water runoff. In both the Commercial Street and South River projects, this solution allowed the outlet screens to catch everything from oil to solids and floatables.




Stormwater storm drain filtration



The Salem project showcased the capabilities of ACF and Fabco to combine environmentally effective new technology to handle unique circumstances. This example of a creative stormwater solution will have a lasting impact on the city’sdrainage issues for years to come. Working collaboratively within special parameters, ACF and Fabco successfully accomplished their mission.



For further information on Fabco’s evolved stormwater solutions, please go to Fabco-Industries.com.