HeraldNet Highlights Stormwater Treatment at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is being hailed as a positive example to other boat builders for efforts going above and beyond in order to comply with Washington State discharge regulations. “Stormwater discharged from Nichols Brothers is cleaner than the runoff at any similar industry in the state and the company is probably the cleanest ship builder in the world,” said Tom Atkins, a water resources engineer with Windward Environmental of Seattle. Nichols Brothers took on multiple improvement projects over a four year period beginning in 2006 which included: hydrogeologic and wetland studies, implementation of new source controls, application for a new NPDES permit, construction of below-grade conveyance and a 180,000 gallon stormwater storage tank, and ultimately installation of a WaveIonics 300gpm stormwater treatment system. To read the full article, click here.

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