When an improved drainage system was needed at Owens-Illinois' glass container landfill, DuroMaxx® steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) was selected to address the project design requirements, along with A-2000™ PVC for a complete drainage system solution. The steel reinforcing ribs of the DuroMaxx pipe provided the strength while the polyethylene provided the durability.
Selected for its quick installation, ADA compliance, and cost savings, a Capstone®-style Continental® Pedestrian Bridge provided students at Papillion Middle School with safe passage over busy 84th Street below. The new pedestrian crossing replaced the original one which was deteriorating.
At a new $70 million distribution facility for UPS, ALT2 CMP was used to store 140,000 CF of stormwater runoff. The system uses a single 36” manifold with six barrels and was designed to account for both the current construction and future buildout.
Many people in the civil engineering industry have concerns with UV exposure and polymeric-based sewer materials (e.g. thermoplastic, PVC, HDPE, other plastic pipe) and believe that these materials disintegrate under long term exposure. This is not what happens. Like other polymeric materials, PVC pipe can experience some forms of slight degradation, but not disintegration, as a result of long-term UV exposure.
One could argue that plants are the most essential part of biofiltration systems such as bioretention, high-performance biofilters, and rain gardens. However, It is important to ensure the hydraulic properties of the system are not compromised by plants. There is a fine line between long-term system function and aesthetics. It is possible to manage both, but certain parameters should be evaluated.
Evaluation of Media-Based Stormwater Filtration Systems
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