Summer rain showers can be beautiful, help your grass grow, and cool off the weather from hot days. But these big storms can have some disastrous effects and bring lasting damage that goes beyond hail and downed trees or power outages. With the storms also come heavy stormwater flows – and if your business doesn't have proper Best Practices in place for managing stormwater runoff in place, you may end up with a big mess!
When rain falls, running over the roofs and sidewalks of your property, especially in manufacturing zones and industrial sites, the water picks up different chemicals used to create the products – many of which can be toxic to the environment and get into the local water table, rivers, and lakes. Or, sewage can even be picked up from wastewater treatment plants and end up hurting both wildlife and people.
During the stormy season, it's important to keep in mind that preparation is the key to reducing your company's environmental impact and creating a manageable stormwater strategy. Depending on your budget and location, different proactive initiatives can include changing your landscaping, reducing runoff, digging small ponds to contain the runoff and reduce its entrance into the city's water system, or redirecting the runoff flows into safer areas.
It's Important To Prepare With the Right Products
Smart preparation and effective stormwater management strategies being with making sure that you have an adequate, well-made, and correctly fitting water spill containment products. Things such as drain inserts, plugs, and covers, spill containment berm dikes, or oil skimmers if you wor with fuel should be part of your inventory.
Contain Your Drains
Drain covers seal off drains, making a tight seal that keeps the rainwater and chemicals it picks up out of the drains. This keeps it from entering the water supply. Or, you may choose to use a drain plug, which can be placed immediately to seal a drain after a spill or storm. For example, the drain covers from EnSafeCo are easy to use and highly visible, ideal for drains of all shapes and sizes.
Drain inserts don't completely seal a drain, but rather fit over the drains to create small basins to catch larger debris and prevent stormwater pollution. These work well in parking lots and garages, where a fleet of vehicles leaves oil and grease residue.
Trap and Re-Route Fluids
Spill containment berm dikes are created from non-absorbent and reusable flexible polyurethane that can be used to create a custom barrier to divert stormwater and other liquids, keeping it away from drains and preventing it from spreading into work areas or outdoor lots.
Oil skimmers are used to remove oil washed away into the catch-basins or storm drains. The skimmer simply flats on the surface of your basin or little pond and continuously absorbs the unwanted oil.
EnSafeCo Is Here to Help!
Our company is dedicated to environmental safety and your bottom line. Our specialized products help you engage with stormwater management Best Practices with ease. Having the right spill containment products at the right price is essential for the maintenance and safety of any company. EnSafeCo is there with an outstanding product line and multiple distribution points to meet your needs anywhere in the world.