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EMERGING STORMWATER TECHNOLOGIES IN RHODE ISLAND

Cultec Separator Row & StormTech Isolator Row PLUS

This webinar was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. The recorded presentation is available below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

The Cultec Separator Row and StormTech Isolator Row PLUS are newly-approved by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management as Proprietary Stormwater Pre-treatment Devices. In this webinar, we will provide an overview on the design and implementation of these stormwater management technologies.

The Cultec Separator Row and StormTech Isolator Row PLUS consist of open bottom arch-shaped chambers underlain by innovative geotextiles to provide filtration of stormwater. They are designed to improve water quality and enhance the effective design life of water quality treatment Best Management Practices (BMPs) by capturing trash and sediment before the stormwater is able to flow into the main treatment system. Learn more about how these technologies have been designed to improve water quality and how they have been utilized by engineers in stormwater projects.

This webinar is hosted by the Southeast New England Program Network (SNEP) and the Stormwater Innovation Center (SIC). The SNEP Network provides training and assistance to municipalities, organizations, and tribes to advance stormwater and watershed management, ecological restoration, and climate resilience in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The goal of the SIC is to demonstrate to communities throughout Rhode Island and Southeast New England strategies for improving urban water quality and associated wildlife habitat through the use of innovative green stormwater practices.

Presenters:

Christopher Dill, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Aaron Cheever, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Kyle Smiley, CULTEC, Inc.

 

 

Presenter Information:

 

Christopher Dill, E.I.T.

Environmental Engineer II - Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

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Chris has worked as an Environmental Engineer in the RIDEM Stormwater Construction Permitting program since 2020.  He graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering.  In addition to reviewing stormwater designs for construction projects, he is also the primary contact for the RIDEM Technical Review Committee which is responsible for approving proprietary stormwater treatment devices in Rhode Island.

Aaron Cheever, P.E.

Engineered Products Manager, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

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Aaron Cheever, P.E., is the New England Regional Engineer for Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS). In his role at ADS, he provides technical support/expertise regarding ADS Products to Engineers, Contractors, and Agencies throughout New England. A native of Keene, NH, Aaron currently resides with his family in Lunenburg, MA. He is a graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Aaron Worked at Tetra Tech as a Project Engineer; during his seven years with the company, he was fortunate to be exposed to a diverse workload that included Design-Build, Land Development, Transportation, and Global-Federal Projects. He then worked in the public sector for a few years, serving as a Public Works Engineer for the Town of Concord, MA. Aaron is a Past-President for the ASCE-NH Section and is still involved with their Educational Seminars/Events.

Kyle Smiley, P.E.

Technical Engineer, CULTEC, Inc.

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Kyle has been the Cultec New England Technical Engineer for 2 years. Prior to joining Cultec, Kyle worked as a highway design engineer for 6 years and has a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from The Citadel.

Brian Giroux, P.E.

Principal Engineer, DiPrete Engineering

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Brian joined DiPrete Engineering in 2006 after gaining experience in the field as a geotechnical engineer. Formerly Director of Engineering and Design/Project Manager at DiPrete, Brian works closely with designers and engineers to find the most efficient engineering and computer aided design (CAD) solutions. Brian leads the firm’s Information Technology department, his team looks to him to set standards and create templates, and improve efficiencies, QA/QC culture and training. Brian is also the firm’s Value Stream Manager and AutoCAD Manager, keeping the engineering teams on the forefront of technology and efficiencies.

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