Chemical Manufacturing Facility - Georgia

Budget: $450,000

Scope: Storm Water Management Services

The facility/site is a chemical manufacturing facility. The Spill, Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) were updated in 2010. Storm water samples collected per the SWP3, indicated low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The VOCs detected in the storm water were determined to be leaching into the storm water drainage system (underground piping network) from a past chemical release to the subsurface due to shallow groundwater conditions at the site.

Maxis worked with the client and the local municipality to design an innovative, solution that would eliminate VOCs in storm water. Engineering controls and Best management practices (BMPs) were utilized via partial containment and post treatment. A 6,300 square-feet, impermeable, concrete secondary containment structure and a storm water sewer “upflow” device were installed at the facility. Maxis coordinated the installation process around the facility production schedule, so the chemical manufacturing process would not be altered/hindered.

Maxis reduced the client’s environmental liability by treating storm water on-site. In additional to managing on-site storm water, the client was able to utilize the secondary containment structure for hazardous waste and raw product storage. Maxis had the foresight to design/install the structural foundation so the containment structure could be covered (metal building/roof) in the future if the client so desires.

Containment Pad Structural Details - PDF

Erosion Control Plan - PDF

Upflow Filter - PDF