For the second year in a row, Mackworth-Enviro recently participated in the industry meeting hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which was organized to address challenges in compliance with EPA's "316(b) Rule." The Rule requires facilities with state discharge permits to minimize impingement and entrainment of fish, fish eggs and larvae at their water withdrawals.
Last year, Mackworth-Enviro projects were discussed in Fine-Mesh Barrier Technology as a Means of Minimizing Entrainment and Impingement at Estuarine Water Intakes, presented by Tom Englert of HDR Engineering. This year, Mackworth-Enviro shared information about new developments from its most recent projects.
Mackworth-Enviro is offering 316(b)-compliant barrier nets to address impingement, and for facilities with intake flows on the order of 125 MGD or less, fine mesh barrier systems to address entrainment issues.