Storm water runoff is known for picking up bacteria from animal waste, which proceeds to flow into the oceans. When the concentration of fecal matter is high there is potential for the spread of disease. In 2011 the especially high levels caused thousands of beaches to post warnings against swimming in the water.
By using storm water filtration systems the fecal saturated rain water can be redirected to flow below the beach where it can be filtered and purified by the sand. The open-bottom, 5ft wide plastic tubes are placed about 2 ft below the sand, created new dunes and redirecting the storm water so the bacteria can be killed before it enters the ocean.
The contaminated storm water flows into the system before filtering through the gravel which spreads it out over the sand. The runoff becomes diluted and purifies so the remaining water has bacteria levels similar to that of typical ground water.
“Because we have installed several StormChamber systems, a lot of engineers have asked for advice on competing plastic chambers. We have always recommended the StormChambers. They far exceed the competition on cost and ease and speed of installation.”
“Much less expensive and much quicker and easier to install than the 64″ pipe originally speced for the project.”
“Significantly faster and easier to install than pipe. Significantly less staging room needed and a lot fewer trucks to receive and unload.” (The equivalent of 213 LF of pipe nest on one pallet, 1,913 LF on one truck.)
“We have installed several StormChamber systems because we find them to be a lot less expensive and quicker to install than the competing systems and we can install them in two layers on very confined sites.”
“We were surprised by the ease of use of the system and greatly appreciated support provided. We are already looking forward to building our next StormChamber project!”
The Loudon One project in Ashburn, VA
“I also like that it can be cleaned by air vacuuming via inspection /cleanout ports instead of using water. Anytime you have to clean something with water, then you have to have a truck that collects the water and the sediments in it. Depending on where you can dump that, it can get much more costly as opposed to going out with a vacuum truck.”
HUGO SIMS METAL RECYCLING FACILITY IN THE BRONX, NY
“The choice of StormChambers met the design requirements for strength in such a way that the chambers could be stacked three deep with 30 feet of cover, if needed. Strong enough to sustain the impact of 18-wheelers loaded with steel. They also were 30 percent more cost-effective than other options.”
Double-stacked system in Tukwilla, WA
“It was easy. There were no difficulties once the owner decided on the StormChamber system. The project is holding up to heavy traffic, pump tracks, and cranes.”
Charles-Lemoyne Hospital, Greenfield Park, Quebec
"We were amazed by the simplicity of this system and have appreciated the support from the Soleno team during the entire project. We are already looking forward to designing another project using the StormChamber!"