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Optimised solutions for rain gardens and stormwater ditches

Milford’s solutions manage rainwater and stormwater using rain gardens.

Lush in summer, protected in winter

Rain gardens and ditches are widely employed nowadays to store and soak up rainwater and surface water. Rain gardens work like regular roadside rain gardens but receive extra nutrients and water. So the gardens appear exceptionally lush. During major precipitation events, there is a risk however, that trash and sediments are flushed down into the plant beds, thus destroying the vegetation and in time leading to sludging. In winter, salt from winter management measures may also be led into the plant beds, impairing growth conditions for the plants. To resolve these challenges, Milford has developed a solution that can block roadway runoff water during wintertime so that saltwater is led into the sewer system instead. At the same time, a sand trap can be fitted that removes the sediments and loose matter that may accompany the runoff water. The system called KerbCell is built into the roadside kerb and can be adapted to the majority of projects.

Greater capacity in less space

In some places, it is difficult to handle all the rainwater simply because of limited space. This may result in very deep ditches and plant beds. These become an obstacle for residents and also a magnet for discarded items and trash. By using a fascine beneath the plant bed, you gain much greater volume in less space. You achieve the same retention and treatment effect of rainwater, but capacity is multiplied and at the same time you have a system with low operating costs and a long service life. Milford’s Aquaton tunnel fascine ensures great capacity, and at the same time it can redirect stormwater to another recipient during major precipitation events.

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