In 1990, permitting regulations were developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). These regulations control stormwater discharges under Sector R covers the discharge of ballast water and bilge, pressure wash water, sanitary wastes, and cooling water that originates from vessels with industries that work with ship manufacturing and repairs, boat manufacturing and repairs, mechanical repairs, vessel and equipment cleaning.

Whatever the nature of your business, and the activities you engage in to run your business, you are at risk of releasing contaminants such as TSS, organics and heavy metals into the watershed. You need to stay in compliance. We get it and we have solutions.

Facility Types and Sources:

  • Shipyards (SIC 3731) and drydocks
  • Boatyards (SIC 3732) and maintenance yards, engine repair and maintenance

General Permit Designations:

  • Sector R – Ship and Boat Building and Repair Yards
  • SIC 3731, 3732


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Our filtration systems are designed to remove many of the pollutants that your site can generate: TSS, heavy metals, oil and grease. Our treatment trains provide progressively cleaner water to maximize efficiency. The heart of our treatment systems for metal processing facilities is the Aquip® enhanced stormwater filtration system. Aquip® may be paired with our Clara® stormwater plug-flow separator or our Purus® stormwater polishing system for ultimate filtration results.

Once your treatment system is installed, StormwateRx trains your staff to operate and maintain the equipment for the best results at the lowest cost. We follow up with inspection and maintenance service to ensure your treatment system operates at maximum efficiency and keeps you in compliance with changing regulatory requirements.

Our stormwater treatment systems work, and we have the track record to prove it. Many of our metal products industry clients are repeat customers and referral sources. Our customers believe in us because our passion for clean water drives us to build the finest industrial stormwater filtration systems available. We know our products will serve the needs of your business, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Marine Industries – Shipyards and Boatyards

Dakota Creek Industries

Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Washington (Aquip®210SBE, Aquip® 50SBE)

Canal Boatyard

An ISO 14001 Certified Facility

Canal Boatyard, Seattle, Washington (Aquip®110SBE)