Angler Environmental coordinated with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, CH2M Hill, Parsons Management Consultants, The Lane Construction Corporation, and in-house field crews to construct an innovative 28,752 ton SWM control project at Washington Dulles International Airport. Angler Environmental constructed five (5) dry bioretention basins, or Biological Treatment Units (BTUs), designed to treat stormwater runoff coming from the new fourth runway and associated taxiways at Dulles Airport. Of the five units, BTUs A and I also were constructed to treat runoff from airport operations on the newly-constructed deicing pad. The BTUs at Dulles’ fourth runway were the first of their kind in the U.S. They also were the first in the world to utilize a complex underdrain system, which distributes runoff throughout the BTU’s surface before it is collected and discharged into the surrounding ecosystem.
Dulles Airport BTU Construction