StormBrixx HD tank system for Wootton Community & Sports Centre
ACO Water Management have installed their ACO’s StormBrixx tank system at The Wootton Community & Sports Centre in Northamptonshire, after the centre suffered the effects of flash flooding.
Local residents found pavements and roads blocked by floodwater, causing great inconvenience.
ACO’s Stormbrixx HD is a patented plastic geocellular stormwater management system with a high void ratio of 95% due to its unique pillar configuration.
This minimised the excavation required to achieve a specified storage capacity, reducing the aggregate needed for backfilling and improving the flow characteristics of run-off through the installed tank.
The system’s unique brick-bonding and cross-bonding feature provides a strong, long term installation and helps to improve the construction speed of the tank.
In total 428m3 of the StormBrixx system was installed at the bottom of one of the Community Centre’s playing fields, with a narrow profile to minimise disruption.
The installation featured three man access chambers, including one with a sump for ease of silt collection, as well as a man-made weir to trap any extra silt before the stormwater entered the system.
In addition the contractors, Barhale PLC, received a ‘Toolbox Talk’ training session on the StormBrixx HD system from ACO, which supported a smooth, speedy installation of the geocellular unit during May 2018.
The system’s stackable ‘nested’ design also simplified delivery, site logistics and installation. For each delivery of StormBrixx, up to four loads of competitor product may be required, making StormBrixx approximately 75 per cent more efficient in delivery.
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