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STORM WATER
INTERCEPTORS
What is a storm water interceptor?

Storm water interceptor aka storm trooper, stormceptor, are designed to slow the run off of storm drains in parking
lots collecting loose dirt, debris and oils that may contaminate the public waterways(streams, bayous, Galveston bay)
if allowed to flow off of parking lots unobstructed.


Why Have One?
Storm water runoff from parking lots wash down areas and other impervious areas carries trash and pollutants into
storm drains. Unlike the sanitary sewer system that makes its way to a sewer treatment plant to be cleaned,  the
storm drains make their way to Galveston bay. The run off can contain significant amounts of oils ,sediment and trash
from your parking area which can be both harmful to the environment and ugly to look at.

How does it work?

A storm trooper, stormceptor and  continuous deflective separator,advanced drainage system,vortechs units,crystal
streams units, stormgate, trash trooper,humegard,stormscreen, baysaver, storm water vault,nutrient separator baffle
box  all attempt to do the same thing, which is to intercept and stop free oils and debris from making there way to the
public water ways and hold the material for periodic pumping/cleaning by a state licenced contractor.  The first 1/2
inch of water from a storm carries the bulk of the contaminants off of the parking lot or other impervious area.  This
first bit of rain is known in the industry as the "first flush".  Storm interceptors are designs to capture this first flush but
will allow the rest of a torrential rain storm to bypass the retention section so as not to flood the lot.   The section that
controls where the water goes is a control unit.  It has a small baffle that sits on the bottom of the unit and when the
water flow is heavy enough it will spill over the baffle and pass through a screen which catches debris and head out
to Galveston bay.

How often should a storm trap be cleaned (pumped out)?

Storm traps should be pumped out routinely to prevent the escape of  appreciable amounts of the detained oils and
other polutants. The frequency of cleaning will vary depend on  the amount of trash and debris that is built up in the
trap.  Sediments that get caught in the trap reduce the dwell time (time water has to separate the oils and solids out)
thus the  effectiveness of you storm interceptor is diminished.  Cleaning out the trap is the only way to insure your
investment pays off!  Remember, Permit renewals require pictures!    
Who can manage my Storm interceptor needs?

We pump them out, pressure wash them clean,  and inspect them but you may also need to renew your permits
(needs to be done every year in Harris County )and have monthly inspections of your system.



These are some of the  storm water services they provide.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
Storm Water Quality Management Plans
Monthly Monitoring of Storm Water Quality Features
Storm Water Quality Permit Inspections and Renewal   
gargage in a storm water interseptor before cleaning|pumping
unserviced media pack in storm trooper
storm water interseptor getting ready for permit renewal
media pack ready for permit renewal
Ask for Andy
or Sheryn

713-868-1171
type of storm trooper
storm interceptor storm trooper by park equipment
top of stormceptor
storm trooper after a storm
clean round storm interceptor
storm interceptor breakdown schematic
hard to clean well
sewer storm interceptor
catches plant debris

If you have one then you need to make sure that the vacuum truck company that you use is well versed in cleaning of these traps .
Stormtroopers interceptors are the easiest interceptors to clean and service properly!
Storm troopers are very effective and easy to clean, if you are looking for a new storm interceptor this is
an excellent choice. The manufacture is
park equipment and you can find them here.
Need your
storm
interceptor
cleaned?
713-868-1171
Nutrient Separator Baffle Box
Stormceptors are difficult to clean and difficult to monitor!
permit renewal requires cleaning a storm water interceptor
dirty-Nutrient seperating baffle box|  storm interceptor
these are big storm boxes
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Storm Trooper model # and
sizing at bottom of this
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