The SPEL Advantage

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3 reasons why you should choose SPEL for your next stormwater treatment device.

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1. Tank Design

Traditional concrete stormwater treatment tanks can be difficult to work with in certain installations for some of the following reasons:

  • They may require multiple piece assemblage.
  • Concrete stormwater water tanks can be significantly heavier than fibreglass tanks, at times requiring large cranage.
  • There is no guarantee against leaching over the lifespan of the tank.
  • They require joins and seals.

In contrast, SPEL’s fibreglass stormwater treatment tanks:

  • Are one-piece design with no site assemblage
  • Are extremely light; lifting can be performed by existing site machinery such as an excavator.
  • Come with a guarantee of no leaching for the entire lifespan of the project.
  • Have no joins and seals.

2. Tank Installation

Whilst a concrete tanks installation may require multiple components that need to be pieced together on site, in some cases even multiple deliveries, the implementation of a SPEL stormwater treatment device is quick and efficient — your fibreglass tank will arrive complete in just one delivery!

Fibreglass vs concrete installation

3. Tank Orientation

Concrete stormwater treatment tanks can, with certain configurations require a large trench depth of at least 3 metres, and this increased excavation could significantly add to construction costs.

SPEL Tank Diagram

SPEL’s fibreglass stormwater treatment devices have a compact design, translating to a shallower trench depth and shorter invert level — and money saved.

To find out how we can help you with your next stormwater treatment device installation, call SPEL Environmental today on (02) 8838 1055.