Filterra® Bioretention System Achieves ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

TORONTO–()–Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) recently verified Filterra® Bioretention System from Imbrium® Systems in accordance with ISO 14034 Environmental Management – Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). The technical and performance claim review was conducted by TRCA under the auspices of GLOBE Performance Solutions. Data from multiple third-party field monitoring studies provided the basis for the Filterra performance claims.

ISO 14034 ETV is an international standard developed with Canadian participation (supported by the Standards Council of Canada and led by Environment and Climate Change Canada) that provides a protocol for third-party verification of technology performance claims. In essence, ISO 14034 ETV acts as a “seal of approval,” providing reassurance to markets and regulators that the claims of technology companies are valid.

Filterra is an engineered high-performance bioretention system. While it operates similar to traditional bioretention, its high flow media allows for a reduction in footprint of up to 95% versus traditional bioretention practices. Filterra provides a Low Impact Development (LID) solution for tight, highly developed sites such as urban development, commercial parking lots, residential streets and streetscapes. Its small footprint also reduces installation costs and life-cycle costs versus traditional bioretention.

“Local regulators across Canada are increasingly requiring ISO 14034 ETV verification when approving stormwater treatment systems. For filter technologies those verifications need to be based on third-party field monitoring studies, rather than on lab studies, due to the fact that the inorganic and organics pollutant loads and chemical conditions found in real stormwater runoff provide very challenging conditions for filter media, ” said Marc LeLong, Director of Imbrium Systems. “Lab studies generally use clean water and clean sand when testing filters, and can produce misleading results as to how the filter will perform in the real world. Filterra is field proven, and the new verification demonstrates that.”

Filterra now joins the Jellyfish® Filter, Stormceptor® EF, and Stormceptor® EFO in achieving ISO 14034 ETV verification. Imbrium is the only stormwater technology company in Canada to offer four stormwater treatment products with the ETV verification.

For more information on the Filterra, visit www.imbriumsystems.com/filterra

About Imbrium® Systems

Imbrium® Systems is a company that designs and manufactures engineered stormwater treatment solutions for protection of water resources from harmful pollutants. By developing technologies to address the long-term impact of urban runoff, Imbrium ensures its clients’ projects are compliant with government water quality regulations. Imbrium’s Stormceptor®, Jellyfish® and Filterra® stormwater treatment technologies are sold through a network of value-added licensees, providing the highest level of service at every stage of your project.

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