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Fabco Industries manufactures of stormwater technology is proud to announce that the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has approved its proprietary cartridge-driven stormwater quality filtration devices for private development in the city.

After a thorough and comprehensive review process, the technicians and water quality experts at one of the oldest government-regulated water providers in the country determined that Fabco’s stormwater technology specialized devices meet the PWD regulations for private development in the City of Philadelphia.  This provides owners and developers in the area the confidence of using Fabco’sproven stormwater filtration products for their projects. They can also take pride in the environmental protection afforded them by Fabco stormwater technology.

“This is a significant achievement for us,” states Warren Cohn, STORMWATER PRODUCT SPECIALIST at Fabco Industries. “Philadelphia is known for its achievements in GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE (GI). The city’s GREEN CITY, CLEAN WATERS initiative sets the standard for stormwater management nationwide. To earn PWD approval is a great honor.”

John Markee, Fabco’s Vice President for Marketing, elaborates: “Fabco’s filter cartridges are designed to provide effective treatment of Stormwater while maintaining high flow rates throughout the life of the cartridge. Our cartridges can be used in a wide variety of configurationsthat are specifically designed for the unique challenges of each local situation.”

StormBasin stormwater technology: A Water Quality Insert (WQI) that can be utilized in new or retrofit construction to provide water quality treatment close to source by providing that treatment in drain precast inlets/basins.

This StormBasin, deployed close to the source treatment, is consistent with the EPA’s definition of Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID). StormBasin features easily maintained plastic basins, durable aluminum frames, covered bypass for extreme events, field adjustability and low cost of ownership.

Fabco Industries Downspout Filter

Downspout Filter stormwater technology: Designed to treat particulates and soluble pollutants contained runoff from roof tops.

These units can be specifically configured for above or below grade applications. They offerflexibility to collect and treat drainage from sources other than roof top downspouts. The standard unit design includes pre-treatment, water quantity design volume and overflow drainage. These stormwater technology filters are easy to install and maintain at a low cost.

Valt stormwater filtration

StormSafe Cartridge Stormwater Technology Vaults: Ideal for drainage areas that require centralized stormwatertreatment beyond simple gross pollutants and trash removal.

Underground stormwater filtration

StormSafe Cartridge Vaults can reduce concentrations of targeted stormwater pollutants in a cost-effective manner. Standard StormSafe unit design includes pre-treatment, water quantity design volume and overflow drainage. These are easy to install and maintain, with a low cost of ownership.

Fabco is recognized as an industry stormwater technology leader in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered stormwater technology treatment systems. We practice a philosophy of continuous product innovation, research, and development.

Warren invites developers and project managers in the Philadelphia area or in any municipality throughout the nation to contact him regarding the use of Fabco stormwater solutions for their unique needs. He can be emailed at [email protected] or call him directly on his mobile phone at 484-689-1113.


BMPs in PA Reference

Land development activities that change the surface features of land alter stormwater runoff characteristics. Unmanaged changes in stormwater runoff volume, rate and water quality that alter the chemical, physical or biological properties of receiving waters can constitute pollution that is regulated under the federal Clean Water Act, as well as the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act and Clean Streams Law.

As specifically outlined in the Department’s 2002 Comprehensive Stormwater Management Policy, DEP Policy No. 392-0300-002, post construction stormwater management must be addressed under several regulatory programs administered by the Department of Environmental Protection including: the NPDES Permit for Discharges Associated with Construction Activities and the NPDES Permit for Municipal Small and Large Separate Storm Sewer System programs, as well as under the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act requirements.

These regulatory programs utilize narrative based effluent limitations in the form of “best management practices” (“BMPs”) to achieve the regulatory standard of preventing pollution. BMPs used to manage post construction stormwater runoff must ultimately protect the water quality of special protection waters (EV and HQ) and protect, maintain, and restore water uses for all surface waters.