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Barry Kellems to Present Cost-Effective Stormwater Treatment Solutions

Barry Kellems At the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Integral Principal Engineer Barry Kellems, P.E., will review practices for treating log yard stormwater and examine three recent stormwater projects.  Held in Sacramento, California, on May 21–25, 2017, the EWRI conference will cover topics including environmental and water resources standards, urban watershed management, sustainability, and municipal water infrastructure.

On Monday, May 22, Mr. Kellems will present “Cost-Effective Treatment of Log Yard Stormwater.”  In 2013–2014, multimillion dollar treatment facilities were constructed at two waterfront log handling facilities in Washington State; based on these projects, available options for treating log yard stormwater would appear to be relatively expensive.  However, a more cost-effective approach was implemented at a northern California sawmill site in late 2015.  In all cases, treatment was required to reduce concentrations of chemical oxygen demand (COD) to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s COD benchmark (120 mg/L).  In this presentation, Mr. Kellems will summarize the state of the practice for treating log yard stormwater and describe lessons learned from the more economical approach used at the California sawmill site.

With more than 30 years of consulting experience, Mr. Kellems specializes in stormwater and wastewater management at industrial facilities.  His broad experience encompasses NPDES permitting and feasibility studies, as well as design, construction, and performance monitoring of treatment facilities for a range of industries, including wood products, ports, shipyards, boatyards, railroad, and other facilities.

In addition to presentations, the EWRI conference will offer an exhibitor showcase, technical workshops, and educational tours.  For more information, visit

To learn more about Integral’s stormwater management capabilities, contact Barry Kellems at

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