Keeping your water supply clean
Water quality units are structures that separate sediment, grease and oils from storm water runoff in conjunction with your catch basin system. They provide an additional layer of protection to keep debris from entering the water supply. Many cities now require water quality units be installed when developing new properties. These units are also known as Stormceptors, Vortechnics or Vortex units, conTech units, hydraGuard units and Downstream Defenders.
Rules and regulations for Water Quality unit maintenance
As they’re required on many sites to protect watersheds from contaminants, Water Quality Units need to be maintained properly to ensure continued protection. Many cities and towns have their own guidelines and requirements for cleaning, inspection, and maintenance. We will work with you to ensure that your preventive maintenance plan for your Water Quality Unit meets the standards and guidelines for your area.
You may not know if your Water Quality Unit needs to be cleaned or not. That’s okay, with all the varying requirements between every different city, town, and conservation commission, we know it’s hard to keep up. In some cases, your best bet is to have John’s inspect your Water Quality Unit. Our qualified staff has years of experience in determining the cleaning requirements of these units, and can even provide a full inspection report, if necessary. If you’re unsure if your Water Quality Unit needs to be cleaned or not, John’s a call and we’ll be happy to help.
Water Quality Units are typically cleaned with a vactor truck. A vactor truck is a type of pump truck. It uses a large volume vacuum hose to suck out the contents from the Water Quality Unit. Its great power allows a vactor truck to pick up large amounts of dirt and debris from the more confined areas of a Water Quality Unit, offering a very thorough cleaning.