Post Construction Surface Withdrawal with Jamie McCutchen, P.E. from Rymar Waterworks

Episode 014: “As I look at basins we’ve done over the years, and I see that water quality orifice getting smaller and smaller, and it being at the bottom of the pond, it’s just kind of always been an idea of mine, is this the best way to do it?,” asks Jamie McCutchen, P.E., principal of Rymar Waterworks. Jamie developed the Marlee Float to address this problem by withdrawing water from the surface of the pond instead of the bottom. For years this has been a solution used during construction, but now Rymar has developed a permanent post construction model. Today, Jamie joins host Ty to discuss his experiences working with stormwater ponds outfalls and the development process for this new product. 

Jamie always wanted a more permanent product that could be left in place after construction was complete. However, most skimmer products were made of PVC, which breaks down when exposed to sunlight. It took 10 years to do it, but Rymar has finally introduced their post-construction surface water withdrawal skimmer. Even though nationwide standards have never been established, ASTM has recently released their own standards, so the new Rymar filter has been tested to show it meets these standards. 

If you are an engineer looking for an innovative solution, Rymar is looking for engineers to specify their filter to help with the regulatory approval process. Reach out to Jamie to see how you can work together. 

Quotes:

  • “So I’ll give you a kind of interesting story. So it was a pond that was never maintained…It had a door outlet structure, you could see holes in the structure, but they were like three feet above the bottom of the pond. And we’re like, what’s going on? So we did a bunch of digging and found out that the pond was actually supposed to have a two inch outlet, but it was six feet below the current bottom of the pond. So muck had built up over 18 to 20 years.” (16:53 | Jamie)
  • “I actually have an easy fix for that (maintenance)” (29:39 | Jamie) 
  • People figured out, hey, if you let the cleaner water off the top and drain the pond from the top down, you end up with more sediment being trapped in your basin.” (3:13 | Jamie)
  • “As I look at basins we’ve done over the years, and I see that water quality orifice getting smaller and smaller, and it being at the bottom of the pond, it’s just kind of always been an idea of mine, is this the best way to do it?” (3:13 | Jamie)

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Connect with Jamie McCutchen:

Company Website: https://rymarwaterworks.com/

Email: jamie@rymarwaterworks.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiemccutchen/

 

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