Hydro International Showcases Stormbloc Technology
Hydro International, a provider of products and solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, will showcase a pair of strategic solutions that meet the needs of the growing low impact development and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) markets at the eighth annual StormCon, this week in Anaheim, Calif.
The company recently introduced Stormbloc™, a below-ground, stormwater detention, infiltration and harvesting system, to the U.S. market. It offers a variety of benefits for engineers, municipalities and contractors looking for better low impact development stormwater management options or seeking the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® certification.
The Reg-U-Flo Vortex Valve is a self-activating control device that serves stormwater detention, “blue roofs”, downspout disconnection schemes and flood dam and reservoir applications.
Hydro will display working models of the conference.
Hydro’s flow-control devices are used to prevent upstream and downstream flooding at more than 17,000 installations worldwide. A flood defense scheme in Glasgow, Scotland features 5 Reg-U-Flo® Vortex Valve units for outlet controls to three dams and will protect 1,750 homes and businesses. These units range from 5.6 ft to 6.2 ft in outlet diameter, making them over 16 ft high at the largest ends.
In addition to exhibiting, the company is sponsoring the keynote coffee service today, and Director of Innovation Robert Andoh is presenting a paper on stormwater treatment issues.