Storm Drain Inlet Protection and its Benefits

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Inlet protection stops sediment, debris, and pollutants from entering storm drains, which can help to protect water quality.

Prevents pollutants from entering storm drains

There are various types of inlet protection available, such as curb vault systems, grate inlets, and sediment traps.

Different types of inlet protection

Most inlet protection solutions are designed for easy installation, often not requiring complex procedures or specialized equipment.

Installation methods

Inlet protection should be used in conjunction with erosion control measures to maximize effectiveness.

Importance of erosion control

When installing inlet protection, it's important to ensure it's not placed on a slope or divert runoff flow from the drain inlet.

Placement considerations

Curb sediment containment systems should never be placed in a way that obstructs traffic flow.

Traffic safety