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New Storm Water Inlet Filter Design Program Announced By ADS

HILLIARD, Ohio - June 14, 2011 - A new online software program to select the proper components and design an inlet filter unit for a storm water drainage system is now available from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world's largest manufacturer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The step-by-step FLEXSTORM® Product Configurator is available free of charge at and allows a filter to be configured based on drainage structure type and filtration needs. A resources section contains product details, engineering drawings, specifications, educational videos plus operation and maintenance plans. FLEXSTORM Inlet Filters are known for their advanced technology, favorable economics, ease of use and ability to trap debris. Because components are configurable and adjustable, units are designed to fit any drainage structure while providing maximum protection. Each FLEXSTORM unit effectively filters silt, solids and other pollutants and readily fits an ADS pipe system.

“The new software program consists of three steps that enable the user to identify the type of drainage system, allows selection of the framing material and the appropriate filter bag. Then the program automatically configures the FLEXSTORM unit,” stated Tori Durliat, Director of Marketing for ADS. “FLEXSTORM helps a system meet the EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Rule which protects our nation’s water. And this program makes it very easy to obtain the right unit to meet or exceed the requirements."

FLEXSTORM Inlet Filters are available for all casting and catch basin types for construction and post construction applications. Each filter is configured precisely to fit the designated drainage opening and installs in seconds. The unit is made up of a rigid steel frame that supports a suspended sediment bag which filters storm water runoff below grade through various geotextile and pollution removal media.

"We're seeing a rapidly growing use in road construction, commercial parking lots, residential developments and industrial maintenance and also for upgrading an existing system," Durliat continued. "This is due to FLEXSTORM's filtering capability and because it is a below-grate system that prevents hazardous inlet ponding, road icing and erosion.”

For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to, contact any local ADS office or go to

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 51 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 23 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit

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Media Contact:

Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275 Fax: 419-424-8302