Aussie Hydrovac Services are proficient in the inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of all gross pollutant traps. There are many types of gross pollutant traps (GPT’s) on the market today, but all perform in a similar way. Our extensive industry knowledge ensures that all units are cleaned as per supplier recommendations, using the highest quality and leading techniques.
AHS are currently servicing all types of gross pollutant traps in a variety of settings, including mills, tunnels, airports, restaurants, shopping malls and through council contracts, and our services and disposal methods comply with environment principles, legislative requirements, and safety standards.
AHS has other capabilities and expertise in addition to the above. These include: Cable and Pipe Location, CCTV Drainage Survey, and Non-Destructive Digging, and we are also highly experienced in Geotechnical Site Investigation and Hydro-Vacuum Excavation.
Gross pollutant traps are an important element in storm water management, acting as a frontline defence against the contamination of natural water bodies by capturing and retaining large pollutants carried by urban runoff, and in urban infrastructure, GPTs play a vital role in preserving water quality and safeguarding aquatic ecosystems.
Functioning as physical barriers strategically positioned within stormwater drainage systems, GPTs are designed to intercept and detain a variety of pollutants, including litter, leaves, plastics, and sediment. These traps effectively prevent these larger debris items from progressing further downstream, thereby mitigating the environmental impact on rivers, lakes, and oceans. The design of GPTs varies, ranging from full capture systems to bypass systems, offering adaptability to diverse urban environments and drainage configurations.
The maintenance of gross pollutant traps is paramount to their efficacy. Routine inspections and removal of accumulated debris are essential to prevent blockages and ensure the traps’ continued capacity to capture pollutants during rain events. This proactive approach not only maintains the traps’ functionality, but also contributes to the overall health of the storm water management infrastructure.
The environmental benefits of GPTs extend beyond immediate pollutant capture. By preventing large debris from entering natural water bodies, these traps help preserve the quality of aquatic habitats, protect biodiversity, and contribute to the overall resilience of ecosystems. They are integral components of sustainable urban development, aligning with environmentally conscious practices and regulations aimed at minimising the ecological footprint of urban areas.
In conclusion, gross pollutant traps serve as indispensable tools in the broader context of storm water management, providing a tangible and effective means of mitigating the impact of urbanisation on water quality and environmental health.