‘Hands free' removal

Netting Trashtrap Systems capture and remove trash, floatables, and solids from stormwater, urban runoff, and CSO discharges by using custom-knitted disposable mesh nets. Designed for immediate impact and longevity, the system allows for quick, easy, and “hands free” removal of nets for landfill disposal. Fresh Creek Technologies Inc. www.freshcreek.com.

Separate oil, water, debris

The SNOUT stormwater system converts any sumped catch basin or distribution sector into an oil-water-debris separator. It reduces discharge of floatables, trash, free-oils, sediment, and grit while giving you the flexibility to match treatment options with application requirements. To enhance performance, use with Bio-skirt nonleaching anti-microbial and hydrocarbon adsorbent. Together, the products kill harmful bacteria and reduce pollutants including TSS, gross particles, floatable trash and debris, and hydrocarbons. Best Management Products Inc. www.bmpinc.com.

Transfer high volumes at low velocity

The StormChamber is an HDPE infiltration chamber that replaces conventional stormwater retention/detention systems such as ponds, pipe, stone trenches or beds, and concrete structures. Their perforated sidewalls and full open bottom promote maximum infiltration capability and allow for the transfer of high volumes at low velocity. StormChamber. www.stormchambers.com.

Online training and certification

The company offers 24-hour accessible Web-based stormwater training and certification. Customers learn to write and inspect stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) and construction sites. Classes include Certified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater and Certified Preparer of SWPPP (CPSWPPP). Stormwater USA. www.stormwaterusa.com.

Track your work

Designed to track the many facets to your work, MS4 Permit Manager is available in both software and Web-driven formats. Track outfalls, construction/ postconstruction sites, facilities, citizen reports, and training records. Produce state-specific annual reports. Unlimited photos and files can be linked in the software; past legacy data can be imported; data can be exported into custom reports, and a built-in GIS mapping system is interfaced including ArcGIS (from ESRI). Cities and counties can self-host the MS4Web on their own server. CBI System Ltd. www.cbi-systems.com.

Safe, affordable water services

Vannett consultants provide expertise in water and wastewater utility operations and management, environmental training, environmental health, compliance implementation, and public health protection. Immediately following Hurricane Katrina, consultants conducted damage assessments, utility repairs, emergency drinking water disinfection services, and water quality sampling in support of the Mississippi and the U.S. EPA. The Vannett Group LLC. www.vannetgroup.com.

Simple water harvesting system

Wahaso solar-powered systems harvest rainwater and stormwater to irrigate landscaping. They can be applied to small drip irrigation units providing 3 to 4 gal./minute to large property systems delivering 50 gal./ minute. The systems also monitor soil and weather conditions to only irrigate when conditions require. Wahaso. www.wahaso.com.

Full-size steel utility body

Available for both long-bed and short-bed pickups, some Load'N'Go models are light enough to easily transfer to a rented ½-ton truck when a technician's vehicle is in the shop. Built-in forklift tunnels and lifting jack receptacles facilitate removal and reinstallation. It includes full-length side boxes and a 1,000-lb.-capacity slide-out drawer. Fleetwest. www.fleetwest.net.

End of the line for litter

An effective first-flush, end-of-pipe net capture system, StormX is ideal for urban hot spots that can secure gross pollutants as small as 5 mm. Without flooding, it allows the weirs and nets to assist with sediment fallout and collection. Stainless steel hubs give it versatility in its application. It can be cast into concrete, mechanically attached for a weir configuration, and secured directly to concrete or steel pipe outfalls. Storm Water Systems. www.stormwatersystems.com.

Electric air compressor and pump

The two-stage W5B-30P features a 30-gal. air tank and delivers 18.1 cfm at 100 psi or 17.9 cfm at 175 psi. The pump's belt-driven 5-hp motor requires a 230 V, single-phase source. Jenny Products Inc. www.jennyproductsinc.com.

Tier 4i mechanical sweeper

Available in Freightliner, UD, and International conventional or cabover chasses down to 132-in. wheelbases, the Road Wizard provides a 9-ft. inside radius for cul-de-sacs and islands and a 25-ft. outside radius for cul-de-sac curb lines and tightly winding streets. The new elevator design provides standard, elevated, and transport heights; the modular conveyor allows rapid removal for servicing. The low-emission engine allows variable control over sweeper speeds without affecting truck speed. Elgin Sweeper. www.elginsweeper.com.

Low-voltage automatic-disconnect switch

Instead of using a separate solenoid to control current, the SureStart 48513 extends battery life by electronically sensing voltage and disconnecting noncritical loads. It's ideal for vehicles with ancillary onboard equipment like snowplows and pumps as well as in-cab amenities like A/C. The manufacturer claims service life exceeds 1 million on/off cycles. Rated 100A at 12 V or 24 V DC. Cole Hersee Co. www.colehersee.com.


The following items ran in the June issue with incorrect images. PUBLIC WORKS regrets the errors.

Post driver runs on propane

The Propane Hammer is ideal for driving Uchannel posts, T'Posts, silt fence, and any other kind of sign post, ground rod, or rebar up to 3.5 ft. in diameter into hard, dry, frozen, and rocky ground. It weighs less than 45 lbs., and since it runs on propane, it's completely self-contained for work in remote areas. Users can drive several hundred posts on a single 14-oz. tank. Tippmann Industrial Products Inc. www.propanehammer.com.

Pesticide-free steam weeder

The GS5000i is a weed-killing machine for the long rows of weeds emerging from sidewalks, parking lots, and other hard, paved surfaces. It achieves instant knockdown with no residues and no cleanup afterward. Operators simply pull the supply cart with one hand while shooting weeds with the steam gun in the other hand. GreenSteam Solutions Inc. www.greensteam.com.