StormChamber™ Systems Eliminate Beach Closures from Bacteria Contamination

Beach closures due to bacterial contamination are at a 19-year high according to the recently released 2009 annual report of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) titled “Testing the Waters-A Quality Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beach
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Aug. 25, 2009 - PRLog -- Occoquan, Va.—Beach closures due to bacterial contamination are at a 19-year high according to the recently released 2009 annual report of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) titled “Testing the Waters-A Quality Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches.”  StormChamber systems have been demonstrated to solve this summertime nightmare by effectively eliminating nearly all of the bacteria that commonly results in beach closures.

The results of a pilot project initiated in 2006 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation & North Carolina State University, demonstrated that StormChamber systems provided a relatively quick and low cost solution exists which effectively exceeded bacterial reduction requirements.  The chambers filter storm water runoff through the underlying sand where it infiltrates slowly into ground water supplies instead of flowing directly into the ocean from the beach outfalls.  In this test project, NC State monitoring data showed that just about all bacteria were eliminated, as well as additional beach closures.  The project was so successful that a second installation was installed this year.  The mayor of Kure Beach is currently seeking additional funding in order to install more chambers at the remaining beach outfalls.

For more information call 877-426-9128, email info@stormchambers.com, or visit www.stormchambers.com.

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About HydroLogic Solutions. Hydrologic Solutions is the leader in plastic chamber technology for storm water retention, detention, conveyance, and reuse. A multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and water resources research company; HydroLogic Solutions provides innovative and environmentally sound solutions to storm water management and non-point source pollution problems. Founded and operated by experts in the fields of ecology, biology and land development, HydroLogic Solutions offers design, engineering, and technical support to customers worldwide. For more information call 877-426-9128, email info@stormchambers.com, or visit www.stormchambers.com.
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