Advantages of Aquacomb©
What is Water Detention?
Stormwater detention tanks temporarily store rainwater collected from your roof and other hard surfaces on your property after extreme rainfall events and release the water into the council stormwater system at a much slower rate.
Temporarily storing or “detaining” the water and then slowly releasing it over a period of time reduces short term peak outflows from your property and minimises the impact of the water on the local environment, reducing the risk of local flooding.
Since a city has thousands of homes discharging rainwater into the public stormwater facilities, regulations now ensure new homes do not add to this water volume and overwhelm the stormwater system. Councils require a certain volume of water detention capacity but do not require any particular method of achieving it.
The flexibility of your Water Detention Solution
Aquacomb has a massive advantage over other large water storage solutions in that it is modular and can be tailored to fit virtually any space and any water storage requirements.
For industrial uses, Aquacomb© is so much easier to install than a single large tank as they can be brought in one by one into any location and arranged in a plethora of ways to best fit your space. Much less engineering is needed when installing Aquacomb© compared to single large tanks, as they can fit into existing infrastructure such as under a floor-slab or car-park.
Concrete or Plastic?
Some people initially think that concrete, being strong and tough, would be the best material to use for water storage. However concrete has many disadvantages over a plastic-like PE.
1) Concrete is porous and will lose water over time. Polyethylene plastic is not porous so water will never escape through the tank walls.
2) PE plastic is much lighter than concrete in any application, meaning a plastic tank is much easier and much cheaper to install than a concrete tank.
3) Polyethylene is extremely inert (non-reactive) so it will never rust or corrode and it can never rot or degrade in place. This also means it is safe for drinking water as the plastic can never flake off or dissolve into the water.
4) PE plastic is 100% recyclable so if it is ever taken out in the future it can be reused or recycled, while a concrete tank would just be smashed and sent to hard fill.