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What are pesticides?

2019-07-25T10:55:28+00:00

Pesticides are man-made substances used to control unwanted pests or vegetation. Pesticides are usually made up of a combination of active and inert chemicals and materials that can break down in the environment into substances often more toxic than the original materials. Examples of pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, defoliants and desiccants. […]

What are pesticides?2019-07-25T10:55:28+00:00

How do pesticides get into industrial stormwater runoff?

2019-07-25T11:15:04+00:00

Pesticides get into stormwater by being dissolved or attached to soil particles and carried away in runoff. Pesticides can also enter the groundwater if the pesticide is highly water soluble and applied before a large rainfall event or regular irrigation. A form commonly found in stormwater is 2,4- Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); glyphosate (Roundup). [ii] DDT […]

How do pesticides get into industrial stormwater runoff?2019-07-25T11:15:04+00:00

Why should pesticides be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?

2019-07-25T11:15:18+00:00

Pesticides should be removed from stormwater discharge because their presence in water sources can have serious, adverse effects on human health and the viability of fish and wildlife. Certain pesticides can irritate human tissue, damage the nervous, immune and endocrine (hormone) systems, increase the risk of cancer and even cause death.[iii]

Pesticides most frequently found […]

Why should pesticides be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?2019-07-25T11:15:18+00:00

How are pesticides removed from industrial stormwater runoff?

2019-07-25T11:15:31+00:00

Enhanced, passive media filtration and advanced polishing can be used to effectively remove pesticides from stormwater prior to discharge. If further reduction is necessary to remove pesticides, advanced polishing technologies can be used. Both types of BMPs combined in a treatment train will remove pesticides from stormwater prior to discharge to help facilities meet benchmarks […]

How are pesticides removed from industrial stormwater runoff?2019-07-25T11:15:31+00:00

Why should turbidity be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?

2019-07-23T16:58:41+00:00

Turbidity should be removed from stormwater because its presence in drinking water sources has negative effects on humans and the environment.

The effects of high turbidity levels in water ingested by humans often mean higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites and some bacteria, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and […]

Why should turbidity be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?2019-07-23T16:58:41+00:00

Why should total suspended solids (TSS) be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?

2019-07-23T16:50:44+00:00

TSS should be removed from stormwater because the effects of high TSS levels in water ingested by humans often mean higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites and some bacteria, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.[i]

TSS can also make water bodies in the environment less aesthetically […]

Why should total suspended solids (TSS) be removed from industrial stormwater runoff?2019-07-23T16:50:44+00:00

Responsible Stormwater Handling

2016-11-28T14:59:46+00:00

Safe and responsible handling of stormwater at an industrial site can provide many benefits for the facility as well as the local water treatment systems.

Responsible Stormwater Handling2016-11-28T14:59:46+00:00