The increasing presence of trash debris in our waterways is harmful to aquatic habitats and animal wildlife. ParkUSA’s TrashTrooper® is a product of inline screening systems designed to collect and contain a wide variety of floatable pollution particles. TrashTroopers can serve as an effective Post-Construction Best Management Practice (BMP), which limits the quantity of harmful pollutants being discharged by a completed development during and following rain events. While the best method for addressing floatables in waterways is through public education (“don’t litter” campaigns, signage, inlet markers, etc.), floatable collection products will separate a large percentage of floating trash and debris from stormwater.
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The following sizing charts for the TrashTrooper interceptor are based on the method of equivalent open areas, where the cross-sectional area of the pipe is less than or equal to the open area of the grate with the maximum anticipated blinding. These charts should only serve as a reference guide and are subject to change based on recommendation by the Engineer of Record.
Not only does the anticipated amount of debris depend on the amount of trash, but also on the surrounding vegetation. ParkUSA has provided two sizing methods to take into consideration standard blinding and heavy blinding conditions. Standard blinding would take place on a site with minimal trees and other vegetation. Sites that are densely covered by trees and other vegetation are considered heavy blinding areas.
The open area of the sloped grate in the treated flow area is assumed to be 92% of the total area of the grate. All TrashTrooper models will utilize the 2" x ¼ " x 3" O.C. bypass grate.
The TrashTrooper is design with the following components:
- Bar Screens
- Heavy-Duty Galvanized Steel Collection Screens
- Inlet Debris Screens and Pollution Inserts
- Concrete Box, and Piping when needed
- Various Bar Screen Designs
- Low Profile Design
- LEED Compliant
- Texas Manufactured
- Easy Installation and Maintenance
There are various configurations and sizes available for the ParkUSa TrashTrooper. However, all of these configurations follow the same model design. Floatable Collection devices and Pond inlet Filters are also available.