Preventing Flooding for a High Density, Infill Subdivision – Under the Road!

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Croyden Stormchamber

Location: Croyden Victoria. 34 lot, high density, infill subdivision

Configuration/SPEL Product: 3 SPEL StormChamber Detention Tanks with a Total detention volume of 427m3

The Challenge

This 34 lot, high density, infill subdivision that had the challenge of many developments… No room to detain the flows required. This had a high requirement placed on the planning permit, it had to detain the flows to prevent downstream flooding.

To do this, 427m3 of detention tanks were required. To make the site more challenging, the only available space for this was under the roadways. In design, this ruled out some of the underground tank solutions, the loading prevented the use of these.

Our Solution

When working through the design and with the contractor to ensure that construct-ability was high on the agenda, the contractor chose to use the SPEL StormChamber due to the ease and the speed that he could install the system, this saved him a great deal of his cost.

The testing and very high loading capacity of the StormChamber made this a safe decision for him.