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BayFilter™ Receives GULD Approval from WA DOE

August 22, 2011

(Mount Airy, Maryland) August 22, 2011 – BaySaver Technologies Inc, a leading provider of stormwater treatment solutions, has announced that the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) has approved the BayFilter System with a General Use Level Designation (GULD) for Basic Level Treatment (TSS/SSC).  This important approval recognizes BayFilter as a proven, cost-effective solution for the treatment of stormwater runoff.

After comprehensive independent field and lab studies, BayFilter successfully completed the requirements of the Technology Assessment Protocol for Ecology (TAPE) process in Washington State. The program was accomplished by BaySaver Technologies through third party sampling, testing, and data analysis.

The DOE approval extends to the three current models, which all incorporate a revolutionary, patented, compound spiral design.  The compound spiral allows for unmatched surface area and treatment flow rates while maintaining the industry’s lowest media surface flow rates of less than 0.7 gpm/ft2.

“The BayFilter is unique in the stormwater quality industry because of the spiral wound, multi-layered design”, said Tom Pank, President and founder of BaySaver Technologies, Inc.  “With flow rates up to 75 GPM per cartridge and surface areas in excess of 150 ft2, we have taken the storm filter industry to the next level.”   These advantages combined with the unique siphon and backwash features of the design help to make the BayFilter the most cost-effective system available.”

Pank also added “This Basic GULD approval is only the first step in our TAPE testing of the BayFilter, as field testing is continuing for remaining GULD approvals for Phosphorus and Enhanced Treatment.  The results to date have been very promising and we anticipate, with additional storm events, this we will be able to submit our application to DOE in the near future.”
“Many municipal stormwater agencies throughout the country look to Washington’s Department of Ecology for guidance in writing their own stormwater manuals”, said Rex Hansen, VP of Sales and Marketing for BaySaver Technologies, Inc.  “This approval represents a significant milestone for our company as BaySaver products continue to become recognized for their superior performance and maximum value.  This is an important landmark - not only for BaySaver Technologies, but also for engineers and contractors in the Northwest that have been waiting for a better choice - now they have an option available to them.”

BaySaver Technologies also manufactures the BaySeparator system, which is approved by DOE for pretreatment in Washington State.  When paired with the BayFilter, this treatment train can yield superior performance, an extended maintenance interval and ultimately deliver better value to the owner.  The BayFilter system, which is proven to be the best value per treated CFS for media-cartridge-based systems, was introduced into the market in 2006 and is installed in throughout the US.

About BaySaver Technologies, Inc.®

BaySaver Technologies® is one of the world’s leading providers of stormwater treatment solutions, offering system design, technical advice, education, and products that separate and filter pollution from stormwater.  BaySeparator™ and BayFilter™ are flagship products providing the best value per treated CFS in the industry.  BaySaver is committed to providing highly efficient technology – with cost-effective long term maintainability.  BaySaver Technologies® assists in the compliance of all federally mandated regulations set by Phases I and II of the Clean Water Act, where municipalities are required to remove pollutants such as trash, oils, and sediments from stormwater. 

To find a BaySaver Technologies’ representative in your area, visit or call 800.BAYSAVER (800.229.7283).

For more information, please contact:
Rex Hansen
VP Sales and Marketing
Phone: 360-518-6632

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