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Fabco Industries Inc, Farmingdale, NY.

FABGUARD media used in Fabco’s StormBasin™, StormSafe™ and patented Helix™ treatment systems has been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for reducing coliform bacteria in stormwater, industrial wastewater and municipal  wastewater applications.

FABCO INDUSTRIES has spent over 15 years developing and manufacturing innovative water filtration products for businesses and communities looking to reduce pollutants from stormwater and wastewater flows. As an EPA registered antimicrobial product, our FabGuard™ filters have raised the bar in removing coliform bacteria from our valuable waterways.

John Markee, Fabco VP of Sales and Marketing, is enthusiastic. “FabGuard™ is a new Fabco development that complements our other filter media products,” John states. “Its unique physical properties allow sustained high flow rates while still providing exceptional treatment of coliform bacteria.

FabGuard™ filters combine patented chemical technology with our proprietary cellular foam material, making it antimicrobially active. This antimicrobial solution will not wash out, or leach into the environment. Microorganisms that contact the FabGuard™ surface are neutralized. Nothing is depleted or transferred to the now dead cell. The FabGuard™ antimicrobial filter retains its effectiveness and the surface is ready for the next bacteria cell.

Efficacy testing of FabGuard™ performed at flow rates ranging from 10 to 100 gallons per minute have confirmed reductions of both E. coli and Enterococcus in the 70 to 99% range.

Flow Rate Enterococci Reduction E. coli Reduction
10 GPM 99.86% 92.02%
40 GPM 99.86% 86.84%
100 GPM 99.86% 72.70%

As John explains, “The effectiveness of FabGuard™ media is even better than anticipated. FabGuard™ sets a new standard for filtering coliform bacteria.”

FabGuard™ perfectly complements existing Fabco stormwater filtration systems including catch basin inserts like our StormBasin™ and StormPod™ systems for retro-fit applications. Or, end of pipe solutions such as our cartridge based StormSafe™ or patented high flow Helix™ vaults.

FabGuard™ filter media benefits:

  • Reduction of coliform bacteria
  • Effective treatment at high flow rates
  • Lightweight, easy to handle and deploy

About Fabco Industries:

Fabco Industries is a leader in stormwater management. We design and manufacture high performance storm water filter systems that are highly effective for various treatment applications including retrofits, new construction and green infrastructure. Our range of cost-effective, durable products are designed to meet increasingly stringent pollution control regulations and best management practices for municipal and commercial stormwater markets.

We offer sustainable, simple-to-maintain filtration solutions to meet virtually any stormwater pollution control challenge. Innovative technology.  Proven performance.  Unbeatable quality and value.  Discover all the reasons why Fabco gives you…Evolved Stormwater Solutions.

For more information on EPA  registration  of FabGuard filters, please visit: or call John Markee at (631) 393-6024.