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Proposed ASTM Standard targets stormwater catch basin filters.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 17, 2014 - WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums, and factories in complying with U.S. EPA clean water initiatives by offering means to reduce impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. This proposed ASTM International standard describes fully sustainable framing system for high efficiency geotextile sediment bags used as structural best management practice for stormwater inlet protection.

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ASTM Geosynthetics Committee Developing Proposed Standard for Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

Press release date: Jul 17, 2014

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives.

“Inlet protection has become part of every stormwater pollution prevention plan,” says ASTM member Jonathan Sickels, national engineering and applications manager, Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. “When these measures are not implemented properly, this can lead to job site flooding, erosion and hazardous road conditions. Additionally, when various inlet protection devices become clogged, disturbed soils and construction site pollutants can run off toward neighboring storm drains, ponds, lakes and rivers.”

ASTM WK45326 describes a fully sustainable framing system for high efficiency geotextile sediment bags used as a structural best management practice for stormwater inlet protection. The replaceable geotextile bag provides a flow rating of 200 gallons per minute per square foot [140 L/(s.m2) of material and retains a minimum of 80 percent of construction site runoff, including clay, silt, sand and gravel.

ASTM WK45326 is being developed by Subcommittee D35.03 on Permeability and Filtration, part of ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics.

All interested parties are invited to join in the standards developing activities of D35. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

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ASTM Committee D35 Next Meeting: Jan. 2830, 2015, January Committee Week, New Orleans, La.

Technical Contact: Jonathan Sickels, Advance Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, Ohio, Phone: 904-347-3311; jon.sickels@adspipe.com

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