Jensen Deflective Separator Stops Stormwater Runoff

Clear Creek Erosion Control
Carson City, Nevada

US HIGHWAY 50 in Northern Nevada runs from the Sierra Mountains near Reno to the Great Basin National Park near Baker. Called “The Loneliest Road in America,” the Nevadan portion of the stretch is anything but. It zigzags through a half dozen towns and serves locals and out of towners with equal access to stunning landscape. When stormwater runoff from Mt. Rose near Carson City needed treated to protect the environment, the job called for a robust solution to keep Highway 50 up to speed.

Jensen Precast in Sparks, Nevada, specializes in stormwater and wastewater products for jobs just like this one. “This was a Nevada Department of Transportation project designed to filter stormwater along US Highway 50 between Carson City and Lake Tahoe,” says Craig Schumacher, Jensen Precast Sparks Production Supervisor. “We built a 96” Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) stormwater structure, manholes, drainage inlets, and about 100’ of 30” pipe. The structure itself is about 17’ deep, and the manholes are about 10’ deep.”

The JDS unit is a hydrodynamic, nonblocking, screening, swirl concentrating stormwater treatment system with no moving parts to maintain. Jensen Precast worked with Granite Construction to design and install the system.  

Product: Jensen Deflective Separator 96” stormwater structure. Precast concrete drainage inlets. Precast concrete 30” pipe. Made in United States.

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