California Filtration Specialists has signed a patent license agreement with a U.S. Navy laboratory for water treatment technologies that remove toxic metals from stormwater runoff before they contaminate streams, lakes, and harbor bays. The certified, women-owned business in San Diego has 24 employees who specialize in low-cost, high-tech solutions for stormwater management in California, Arizona, and..
California Filtration Specialists has partnered with Whitson CM to design, plan, and install a 16,200 gal rainwater harvest system in San Diego, CA. Due to drought conditions, use of domestic water for irrigation purposes is being restricted. This homeowner, concerned for the health of his numerous oak trees on this property, decided to install an..
In the chic Palm Desert region of California, the owners of the historic Marrakesh Country Club faced overwhelming roadway maintenance costs as they grappled with a history of standard mix designs that resulted in rapid weathering and failure.
The County of Pima in Arizona recently completed a test project featuring the only two FRAC (Fiber Reinforced Asphaltic Concrete) manufacturers that provide Aramid Fiber reinforcing for AC pavements. The project consisted of three clearly defined limits for standard AC pavement, ACE Fiber, and “brand X”.
In the last few years, most California cities have begun regulating the permanent stormwater BMPs that are required to be implemented with new construction or redevelopment projects. There is an overarching theme to the various Post-Construction Design BMP Manuals that have been recently published, which is, the requirement to utilize Low-Impact Development (LID) or Green-Infrastructure..
While much of the attention for Low Impact Development (LID) projects in Texas can be found in Central Texas or the Gulf Coast, one of the best examples of an LID project is outside of the City of Houston in Fort Bend County. The single-family residential project, known as Camellia, is an excellent illustration of..
Using watering bags to nurture young trees can help ensure a moist soil environment as the plants develop root structure. But standard watering bags require constant refills and do little to deter stormwater runoff pollution. However, a new product made from the same material used in disposable diapers can catch and retain rainwater before releasing it..
By Darryl Fears December 31, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here in the land of beauty and make-believe, it’s important to keep up appearances. Tracy Quinn sees it whenever she walks her dog: sprinklers irrigating pretty green lawns and wasted water bleeding across sidewalks during the state’s driest spell in centuries. “It drives me crazy,”..
The city of Chicago is planting millions of trees and “greening” its alleys to mop up stormwater and reduce the urban “heat island” effect, while the City of Hoboken, New Jersey – which took the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s impact in 2012 – is restoring marshes and turning vacant land into a “resiliency park” that..
With AquaSave™ Residential Rainwater Harvesting Systems, outdoor watering restrictions no longer equates to a bare or dead lawn. California Filtration Specialists has a solution for homeowners to easily store and reuse rainwater. Introducing AquaSave™, the residential solution to saving landscapes and reducing water bills, while still conserving our most precious natural resource.