Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Divert contaminants before entry to water storage

  • Active Processes
    • Use appropriate prefiltration devices (e.g. gutter screen, inline filters, vortex filters, etc.) to reduce organic matter, debris, and particulates from entering tanks and reduce sediment accumulations in bottom
    • Use first flush devices to remove initial runoff from storms containing dissolved and suspended contaminants and leachates that cannot be excluded by high yield filtration
    • Prevent backflow back into the tank
    • Ensure all tank openings are properly screened to prevent entry of vermin, insects, and other organisms
    • Ensure underground tanks are sealed from surface and subsurface water entry