New York City worries about flooding every time it rains more than a single inch per hour. This issue is mainly due to the high percentage of impervious cover compared to permeable landscapes. The city is in need of a system which will carry the water off the streets and into the ground where it would no longer threaten urban landscapes, infrastructure or buildings.
To reduce the flooding risks, streets would have to capture at least 30 gallons per linear foot, roofs would have to catch an inch of water per square foot and open areas such as parking lots and playgrounds/parks would have to store at least 250,000 gallons per acre. Planting more vegetation could help but it would not be enough. Instead using a combination of StormChambers and tree pits can create storage system to hold the excess water. The water will then slowly be released back into the ground and absorbed by the plants at a rate that won’t flood the local area.
Using tree pits combined with StormChambers would create an extra 2,000 gallons of water per 25 feet of road. Implementing StormChambers below ground in parking lots, playgrounds or other open areas can create storage for a whole million gallons per acre. This simple solution could greatly reduce the stress and damage that would normally come with each instance of excessive rainfall.
“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!"