Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Managing Stormwater Quality in Urban Lakes

Stormwater runoff can have serious impacts on the water quality of urban lakes and other receiving water bodies. An innovative technique called Contaminant/Sediment Control (CSC) Filter Systems has been shown to greatly improve water quality by removing stormwater pollutants before they drain into the natural system. These filters have been placed at stormwater outfalls around First Lake in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, which has led to significant improvements in the lake's water quality. Check out our latest video, featuring Larry Bell of W.A.T.E.R Research Associates, to see the filters in action!


  1. It would be beneficial for the people of Lower Sackville to have Contaminant/Sediment Control Filter system installed. Some storm chambers also have CSC Filter systems, which makes these choices pretty handy, since you will no longer have to install them separately. That system can help control you rainwater volume and help filter contaminated water before it reaches the lake.

  2. Interesting. What kind of inlet filters are used??