Delaware Sand Filter as an Option for Stormwater Runoff
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It is well known that stormwater runoff is a major contributing factor to the pollution of the rivers, lakes, and streams across the nation. Currently, some standard sand filters are used as a part of the routine treatment systems for stormwater runoff. Excellent in theory, classical sand filters have caused real problems in practice because they tend to clog very easily. In comparison, the Delaware sand filters might solve many problems attached to common sand filter systems. Additionally, they do not require a pond or pretreatment, and they can be used as separate, totally independent treatment units. The primary purpose of this project is to monitor, test, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Delaware sand filter for long term use in stormwater treatment systems under climatic and soil conditions typical to the South.