Storm Water Drain Covers
The Storm Water Drain Cover is a helpful storm water drainage tool. Designed to be placed over a storm water drain as a last defense tool to prevent run-off into the storm water system.
- Lightweight construction requires no assembly
- Available in a variety of quality materials to meet you storm water needs
- Customized sizes to meet your specific requirements
- Unparalleled quality and service
Why is Stormwater Discharge a Concern?
Since 1972, the EPA’s Clean Water Act has prohibited the discharge of any pollutant to waters of the United States. Each state and municipal regulatory requirements pertaining to storm water is based upon this federal regulation with additional provisions to address specific needs and conditions of watersheds within a region.
Runoff in areas where storm water flows onto impervious surfaces, such as on concrete and asphalt paved areas, can cause the storm water to flow into storm drains. Some storm drain systems discharge untreated water directly to creeks, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Discharging polluted storm water into this type of storm drain system is the same as discharging wastewater directly into a water body. State and federal regulations (specifically The Clean Water Act 40 CFR) are enforced to eliminate this form and other forms of water pollution. Storm water can contain high concentrations of oil and grease, heavy metals, and detergents that may contain phosphates and suspended solids. Detergents, even biodegradable detergents, can be poisonous to fish. Phosphates, an ingredient in some detergents, are plant nutrients that can cause the excessive growth of nuisance plants when the phosphates enter lakes and streams. Storm water can also contain dirt and pollutants from vehicles and equipment washing.