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Connector Pipe Screens

This project installed trash screens at 645 catch basins in the Pico-Kenter subwatershed, which outfalls just north of the Santa Monica Pier. Two types of trash capture devices were installed; 1) automatic retractable screens (ARS); and (2) connector pipe screens (CPS). ARS units are installed at the curb opening block trash from entering the catch basin. The trash is collected by street sweepers. CPS units are installed inside the catch basin at the opening where a connecting drain pipe enters the basin. Trash is collected behind the screens while water continues to flow. The trash is removed with an industrial vacuum truck. More information is available in the staff report. Note that the project planned to install 745 screens; however, screens could not be installed at all locations due to certain conditions encountered in the field 

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