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Hilliard, Ohio – February 9, 2009:   Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) today said that its popular grease interceptor tank design meets ASTM’s new standard, “ASTM F2649 Standard Specification for Corrugated High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Grease Interceptor Tanks.” This standard provides the material, design and manufacturing requirements for these products.

Made in large part from the company’s HDPE pipe, the ADS tanks provide a watertight and long-life system that can be designed to resist the heated, corrosive discharges found in food waste. Ready to install, the tanks are available in 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 gallon capacities.

Grease interceptor tanks are installed between a commercial kitchen and the sanitary sewer system to prevent grease from conveying to sanitary sewer plants.

ADS developed its line to help food service facilities meet EPA requirements. Each ADS tank is designed to accept most discharges associated with commercial food preparation. The tanks are constructed to meet the performance requirements per the ASCE or IAPMO design manuals for particular site conditions. The tanks are designed to resist AASHTO H-20 or greater live loads and associated dead loads for each project application.

“Using our HDPE pipe technology enabled ADS to bring another new environmentally-helpful product to market,” stated Barry Bauer, storm sewer market development manager of ADS. “The need is critical to replace traditional tanks made from concrete, which can be subject to cracking and leaking because of grouted connections, thin walls and the very nature of the material which can decompose with exposure to animal fats and oil. High-density polyethylene has been proven under the most severe environmental circumstances for many decades.” ADS introduced extruded corrugated pipe over 40 years ago, and is the world’s largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe.

"" ADS tanks are made from a length of its HDPE pipe, with two 30-inch HDPE diameter risers for easy clean out accessibility. There are two 8-inch inlet tees and an internal weir plate. The 700 and 1000 gallon capacity units are 48 inches in diameter; the 1500 and 2000 gallon units are 60 inches. Additional information is available at www.ads-pipe.com, or by calling ADS at 800/733-7473.

About ADS:
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of HDPE corrugated plastic pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm water drainage and on-site industry through a global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures and various geotextiles.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing, ADS
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275
Fax: 419-424-8302
E-mail: tori.durliat@ads-pipe.com