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Municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) have been required for many years now to have permits. This ensures that stormwater is not being allowed to contaminate the soil. Naturally Bright Patio Covers has found a solution that will help your organization stay compliant with these requirements.
Our patio covers are the perfect way to shield your dumpster from excess rainwater that can become polluted, and that’s only the beginning of the benefits our acrylic patio covers can offer your business!
To understand MS4 compliant construction, you must first understand what an MS4 is. These include any publicly-owned system that conveys excess water out of industrialized or residential areas. Streets, ditches, catch basins, storm drains, and curbs may all be crucial parts of an MS4. The sewer system could also be considered a part of an MS4, depending on the size of the municipality or organization and how it is interconnected with the drainage and storm runoff system.
In MS4 compliant construction, you don’t want to use materials that can contribute to pollutant buildup. Therefore, anything that emits oil, sediment, pathogens, or chemicals is out of the question. Naturally Bright Patio Covers are the perfect material because they don’t produce any pollution or chemicals that can further damage the environment.
MS4 compliant construction must also provide the exact angle for stormwater and runoff so that it will flow properly with existing MS4 components. Only a professional installer such as Naturally Bright Patio Covers can properly design and install dumpster covers that will provide you with MS4 compliant construction.
There are many great reasons to cover your dumpsters. It’s mandated that you don’t obstruct garbage trucks’ access to the dumpsters, though, so you need a unique design that will provide you with the coverage you want but still make your dumpsters 100% compliant with national standards.
The best reason for covering your dumpsters is that it keeps all manner of unwanted things out of your dumpsters. If you have a problem with unauthorized users filling up your dumpster, a Naturally Bright Patio Cover could help discourage this unsanctioned use.
Besides that, you’ll reduce the amount of rainwater that gets into your dumpster. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and mosquitos carry West Nile virus. By adding an acrylic Naturally Bright Patio Cover to your dumpster, you can drastically reduce the risk that your employees, students, or customers become infected with West Nile.
The excess rainwater in your dumpster creates another problem as well, and it’s one that is of paramount importance to the EPA - Environmental Protection Agency. An MS4 dumpster cover will prevent rainwater from becoming polluted in your dumpster, then draining out into the ground.
When you are looking for a product to cover your dumpster, you’ll want a product that is durable. Naturally Bright Patio Covers are known for their strength and durability! They won’t tear, break, freeze, or melt the way other materials will. You will also find that our products are virtually maintenance-free. Our products reduce rust, mold, mildew, and condensation, which eliminates the need for cleaning or pressure washing.
Naturally Bright Patio Covers are great for anyone who wants to do any or all of the following:
Phase I of MS4 compliance focused on cities and towns with populations of 100,000 or more, but Phase II, implemented in 1999, brought other organizations into the circle of compliance. This included prisons, hospitals, universities, and DOTs as well as industrial companies, waste haulers, scrap metal dealers, construction companies and many more organizations.
In short, any organization, municipality, or company that has a stand-alone sewer system can find value in covering their dumpsters with a Naturally Bright Patio Cover.
A custom construction plan for MS4 compliance will include a complete inspection and building plan done carefully by the Naturally Bright Patio Covers staff.
We can accommodate any size dumpsters by simply adding and removing panels wherever needed. Your dumpster cover will be uniquely designed and made to order so that there’s no need to change your existing dumpster. Our products can be installed over or around any current structure.
Custom construction sounds expensive. You may think it’s out of your price range altogether. However, Naturally Bright Patio Covers are a good investment because, even though they have a higher initial cost than tarps and other types of dumpster covers, they will likely outlast your dumpsters and are 100% guaranteed!
Not only are they a great value, but our dumpster covers will also save money in fees if you pay by weight when your dumpster is emptied. If your company charges a tipping fee and your dumpster is filled with water, ice, snow, or saturated waste, you’ll find yourself paying way more than you want in order to empty a dumpster that isn’t even full of garbage.
When you choose Naturally Bright Patio Covers, it will also keep you in compliance with the EPA guidelines, which we know is important for keeping you in business! We specially design each dumpster cover, so you’ll always know that you’re covered, literally and figuratively!
Our attractive T-bar system is modern and sleek, which can make an unsightly area like your dumpsters look much nicer and help those areas blend in with the design of the rest of your buildings. But they aren’t just beautiful! Naturally Bright Patio Covers are hard-working as well. They’ll let sunlight through while blocking the heat, thereby reducing dumpster odors that can be unpleasant and inviting to unwanted creatures. They are also lightweight but strong, thanks to their multi-layered acrylic design.
If you have made the wise decision to add dumpster covers, let us show you the many benefits of acrylic dumpster covers and why working with a company that knows all about MS4 compliance will save you time and money!