Parks and recreational areas produce the least amount of tertiary contaminants and hence require the least amount of complex treatment. Oils are not a high produce of this environment, so oil removal is not of a high concern. Gross pollutants provide the highest concentration of pollutants in these areas hence an ECOPROTECTOR is the most suitable and required system for parks and council recreational areas. These areas also may produce soils contaminated with organic materials, as well as biodegradable contaminants. As parks and recreational areas have large amounts of impervious surfaces (parking lots and paved walking areas, high volumes of polluted runoff can cause changes in the hydrology and water quality causing habitat loss or modification, increase risk of flooding, loss of aquatic biodiversity and increased sedimentation. There is also the risk of pesticides, fertiliser (high in nitrogen) and other grass tendering chemicals contaminating waterways. Hence in systems where these contaminants may be present we recommend the combination with the BIOPROTECTOR.
These types of areas have a high cost if damaged by these contaminants and simple implementation of stormwater management systems prior to highly recommended. The cost of restoration and maintenance and be drastically reduced when implementing these stormwater systems. The simple and easy implementation of these treatment train stormwater systems are hence vital for cost reductions and environmental protection. Any system involving gross pollutant traps, usually recommended of high capture volume, and tertiary treatment systems, usually biological filtration is also recommended, would be suitable for parks and recreational areas. Any parks situated with a large enough car park areas to cause large enough amounts of oil and hydrocarbon pollution should be recommended to be implemented if necessary.