Installation of Gross pollutant traps are vital to the protection of our environment and the continued efficient operation of all following treatment systems. In locations and sites where the production and interference of larger waste such as leaves, plastics, bottles, plastic bags and other waste products exists the use of a gross pollutant trap is vital.
The infiltration of large debris and gross pollutants into our water ecosystems can cause irreversible damage. Sea life and marine fauna can mistake trash and debris from food, or be caught in plastic waste products and cause the death of a large amount of marine life. The important role that gross pollutant traps play in our stormwater treatment systems cannot be over sold as the protection of our environment can never be overlooked.
In terms of the need for gross pollutant traps in treatment train systems and stormwater management processes the gross pollutant traps provide an abundance of advantages. They are a necessary part of the treatment train as they are proven to reduce the likelihood of blockages and restriction of water flow into the further treatment systems to allow for complete efficient operation. Furthermore they reduce the maintenance frequency of tertiary and secondary treatment systems allowing more complete operation for longer periods of time. Gross pollutant traps are also proven to reduce the sediment load imparted onto tertiary treatment and biological treatment system and increasing the longevity of the biological treatment processes and the filtration media used in tertiary systems.
If it is required to have a complete treatment system that has a long lifespan ad effectively removes all forms of pollutants, a gross pollutant trap is a necessity.