Custom-Made Device Keeps Florida Canals Clean

A modified version of the Bandalong Litter Trap collects debris from an urban drainage canal, helping to keep waterways clear in Tallahassee
Custom-Made Device Keeps Florida Canals Clean
A standard Bandalong trash containment area is 22 by 5 feet wide and needs 8 to 10 inches of water to float. The trap installed just upstream of Lake Elberta was 75 by 8 feet wide and had to function through depths of 8 feet in the 15-foot-deep canal.

Floating debris and trash in the City of Tallahassee’s (Florida) urban stormwater conveyance system is the main maintenance challenge for the Stormwater Management Group. “There isn’t a concrete structure we could build that would capture trash from canals 20 to 40 feet wide and...

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