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Stormwater Management (Infiltration)

The Aquarius team provides unique solutions for your BMP 6.4.2 Infiltration Basin, 6.4.6 Dry Well Seepage Pit and 6.6.2 Wet Pond needs. Improve stormwater collection and conveyance systems are a necessary and required part of every construction project.

As runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots and rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff discharged is untreated. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is the use of Best Management Practices (BMP's). Aquarius is a partner with our customers in solving their problems and meeting their needs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is stormwater infiltration important?

With the urbanization of the landscape the volumes of pavement great volumes of stormwater runoff occur during regular rain events. Stormwater Infiltration helps to minimize runoff and in some cases eliminate runoff altogether. Some municipalities have a dual use sewer and stormwater system and during large storms the treatment systems overload and raw sewage, waste, and street borne hydrocarbons are poured directly into our river systems. Many areas have now adopted an “MS-4 Designation” which is a serious commitment to reducing these discharges to our watersheds.

What is the first line of reduction?

A first line reduction for stormwater runoff and infiltration is a Porous, Pervious, Permeable pavement in lieu of traditional paving methods.

What goes underneath the porous pavement?

Typically well graded clean stone goes directly beneath the paving surface. The stone works to provide storage for the inflow of water plus it can be effective media for cleaning some of the contaminants at the same time.

Can I store additional water underneath?

Sure, there are many chambers, cubes, tank systems to increase detention quantity and time after a storm for volumes of stormwater.

Is it safe to drive over these systems?

Most systems can be incorporated into a comprehensive plan and achieve an H 20 load rating plus. (80,000 pound trucks). However, not all systems can be used in all applications.

How do I clean the pavement and keep it serviceable?

The best way to do this is to keep organic items such as leaves, twigs, etc. clear from the surface through routine care. If something should get ground into the surface simple vacuuming with a shop vacuum will clean small areas, or a vacuum truck may be used for larger areas.

If I don’t have porous paving can I help clean stormwater and reduce contaminants from my watershed?

Yes, Aquarius Supply stocks and sells into the marketplace Inlet filtration which fit directly beneath storm drain grates at the street level. These devices are easy to install service and meet MS-4 requirements. We can also help with a Bio-swale BMP (Best Management Practice) in conjunction with an inlet and filter for infiltration purposes.