Stormwater is water that occurs naturally as rainfall on buildings, roads and land and flows into stormwater drains. The stormwater drainage system includes downpipes to collect rainwater from roof gutters and a network of pipes to collect and transport stormwater. Stormwater eventually flows into waterways such as creeks, rivers,harbours and the ocean. Stormwater can also be harvested and reused, either locally by piping water from roofs to rainwater tanks, or on a larger scale by collecting urban run-off, treating and reusing the water for non-drinking purposes such as toilet flushing or irrigation.
Stormwater management is an important part of urban life. Buildings, roads, other hard surfaces and land use change the way rainfall run-off flows through urban areas and can have an adverse effect on waterways due to pollution. Stormwater systems aim to protect people and properties from flooding while reuse schemes aim to reduce demand for drinking water and improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. There are many issues to consider with stormwater management. Vinidex offers an extensive range of stormwater piping and Water Sensitive Urban Design solutions, including PVC and StormPRO polypropylene drainage pipes and perforated or slotted pipes for subsoil drainage. The AquaPRO underground water storage system can also form an integral part of a stormwater reuse system for domestic, commercial or industrial applications. Vinidex pressure pipes can be used for pumped systems and for irrigation and treated stormwater distribution.
In 2009 over 1.8 Km of StormPRO® was installed in the Northern Access Road project for bridge drainage as part of improvements to access Brisbane airport.
The project, managed by Leightons Contractors included a bridge drainage system which required pipe to be installed and suspended 15-20m above ground level as part of the bridge network read more…..
AquaPRO® – Underground Water Retention System
Kawana Waters on the Queensland Sunshine Coast was the setting for a recent installation of AquaPRO® (the unique underground water storage system from Vinidex Pty Ltd)… read more……