Storm Water Ponds

Extending life spans of Storm water ponds

Storm water ponds require very little hands-on maintenance. In many instances, the adage “out of sight, out of mind” fits lagoon operations. That is until issues arise, such as meeting new regulations or a loss of capacity. When it comes to capacity issues, sludge accumulation is often ignored, so it is not uncommon to anticipate sludge accumulation of 200 m3 per year. Over time, accumulated sludge can reduce the hydraulic capacity of the lagoon. Treating that sludge with the MetaFLO solidification process, and removing it to a landfill, will increase the lifespan of the lagoon in a cost-effective and environmental friendly manner.

Greenglove
Greenglove

Solidification of Storm Water Pond Sediment

The naturally occurring sediment in this storm water management pond had exceeded the pond’s designed capacity. The regional conservation authority planned the remediation of this pond to involve the removal of this sediment. The volume of sediment to be removed was very large, thus the cost to transport and dispose of this wet muck would be very costly. It was determined that on site solidification would be a better option, allowing for the removal of this waste stream as a solid, using a MetaFLO reagent it was possible to treat the sediment and meet the required solids criteria for transportation. Additionally, the MF006 proprietary formula is environmentally friendly adding no contaminants / impurities which would diminish the solidified waste’s status for beneficial reuse options.

Greenglove
Greenglove