Fabco's FabGuard Filters Earn EPA Approval for Reducing COLIFORM BACTERIA

Dec 02, 2015, 13:58 ET from Fabco Industries

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FABGUARD media used in Fabco's StormBasin, StormSafe and patented Helix treatment systems has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for reducing coliform bacteria in stormwater, industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater applications.

FABCO INDUSTRIES has spent over 15 years developing and manufacturing innovative water filtration products for businesses and communities looking to reduce pollutants from stormwater and wastewater flows. With EPA approval, our FabGuard filters have raised the bar in removing coliform bacteria from our valuable waterways.

John Markee, Fabco VP of Sales and Marketing, is enthusiastic. "FabGuard is a new Fabco development that complements our other filter media products," John states. "Its unique physical properties allow sustained high flow rates while still providing exceptional treatment of coliform bacteria. For example, when FabGuard is applied to our Helix filters, relatively compact systems can effectively treat large volumes of water." 

FabGuard filters combine a patented antimicrobial chemical with our proprietary cellular foam material. This antimicrobial solution will not wash out, or leach into the environment.

Efficacy testing of FabGuard performed at flow rates ranging from 10 to 100 gallons per minute has confirmed reduction of both E. coli and Enterococcus in the 70 to 99% range.

Flow Rate  


Enterococci Reduction

E. coli Reduction

10 GPM



40 GPM



100 GPM



As John explains, "The effectiveness of FabGuard media is even better than anticipated. FabGuard sets a new standard for filtering coliform bacteria."

FabGuard perfectly complements existing Fabco stormwater filtration systems including catch basin inserts like our StormBasin and StormPod systems for retro-fit applications. FabGuard also works with end of pipe solutions such as our cartridge-based StormSafe or patented high flow Helix vaults.

FabGuard filter media benefits:

  • Reduction of coliform bacteria.
  • Effective treatment at high flow rates.
  • Lightweight, easy to handle and deploy.
  • Environmentally safe—non-leaching, non-toxic, non-poisonous, non-corrosive.

About Fabco Industries:
Fabco Industries is a leader in stormwater management. We design and manufacture high performance storm water filter systems that are highly effective for various treatment applications including retrofits, new construction and green infrastructure. Our range of cost-effective, durable products are designed to meet increasingly stringent pollution control regulations and best management practices for municipal and commercial stormwater markets.

We offer sustainable, simple-to-maintain filtration solutions to meet virtually any stormwater pollution control challenge. Innovative technology.  Proven performance.  Unbeatable quality and value.  Discover all the reasons why Fabco gives you...Evolved Stormwater Solutions.

For more information on EPA approval of FabGuard filters, please visit: fabco-industries.com or call John Markee at (631) 393-6024.

SOURCE Fabco Industries