Storage and Detention Leads as Stormwater BMPs. Underground stormwater detention systems that allow detention are considered one of the most effective stormwater BMP systems available to control the flow of stormwater.
Though the systems can be found beneath streets, parks, and parking lots, these stormwater BMPs can be used anywhere in residential and commercial areas alike. When it comes to stormwater BMPs, there are two considerations you want to keep in mind:
- Cost efficiency, as the cost of managing stormwater and the installation of the BMPs themselves can become overwhelming.
- Environmental-friendliness, as the system should maintain the highest pollutant removal rate to ensure safety for the local and regional ecology.
StormChamber by HydroLogic Solutions offers stormwater BMPs that combine both of these incredible elements into a single system. One of the most effective uses of StormChamber® is utilizing it as a tool against localized flooding. By collecting excess water in a basin and regulating its release into nearby stream systems, you can ensure that downstream areas are safe from unnecessary flooding or erosion. When it comes to using a retention basin, the two options available are retention and detention.
With a detention basin, the orifice level is kept low at the bottom of the basin. This ensures that the area is emptied and dried before the next storm system comes through the area. This is also why it’s referred to as a dry basin. This stormwater BMP is effective and important for slowing floodwater runoff.
StormChamber® was designed by the leading engineers, ecologists, and biologists to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. To ensure that the stormwater BMPs work at the highest removal rate possible, StormChamber® incorporates an open bottom, arch-shaped, HDPE infiltration chamber that allows it to work in both permeable and non-permeable soils. These stormwater BMPs boast the ability to manage detention, conveyance, and retention on all subsurface.
Because the StormChamber® can hold up to 60 percent more water in its basin than comparable competitors, it’s a more cost-efficient and effective stormwater BMP. Used in congruence with SedimenTrap™, StormChamber® ensures that the water regulated is cleansed of floodwater pollutants that could potentially harm the local ecology as it’s pumped back into surrounding streams, wetlands, and lakes.
The benefits of using StormChamber® for detention include:
- Cost efficiency, effectiveness, and ease of installation
- The latest technology and equipment available in stormwater BMPs that achieve low impact development, LEED, and zero discharge standards
- Ability to replenish groundwater supplies
- Can be used with SedimenTrap™ to achieve higher pollutant removal rates
- And much more!