The Eco(Smart) Filter is a practical solution for avoiding illicit discharges from fire suppression systems and protecting the environment. This is the simple solution for regulatory compliance and corporate responsibility.
Easy to Use
The filter is portable and can be operated by one person.
Simple and Safe
Filtered discharge can be safely diverted into landscaping.
High quality components for durability and performance.
The Polluted Water
When water sits in the metal pipes used for fire suppression sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial buildings, the chlorine in the water causes metal from the pipes to leech into the water.
Diluted in water, these heavy metals - which include lead, zinc, mercury and cadmium - are very dangerous, even at low concentrations (only 1 or 2 micrograms, in some cases).
Independent Lab Tests
The EcoSmart Filter
The EcoSmart is the first portable filter system that removes pollutants in fire sprinkler discharge water. It filters out heavy metals and sediment, while de-chlorinating the water.
The EcoSmart filter meets EPA’s grey water standards and offers in-house maintenance personnel a user-friendly and cost effective solution for navigating the regulatory maze and protecting our environment.
Flow Rate - 50 GPM
Maximum Pressure - 150 PSI
Total Weight - 140 LBS
Height - 48"
Width - 15"
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The Regulatory Challenge
The EPA’s “Clean Water Act” (33 U.S.C. §1251) sets wastewater standards for industry and regulates polluted discharge from “point sources” (pipes, for example) into surface water. They operate a permit program to control these discharges.
In September 2011, the California State Fire Marshal’s office, in cooperation with the California Water Board Division of Water Quality Storm Water Section, produced the “Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Discharge Best Management Practices Manual” (BMP). This document states that “Turbid water due to rust and musty stagnation would be subject to BMP for containment and sediment control.” (page 10, paragraph 6) The regulations also insist that the water be de-chlorinated before entering a storm drain (paragraph 7, according to the MS4 general National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)). Failure to follow this procedure could result in death of aquatic animals and legal liability.