Have you ever tried to put a fence post in the ground in Arizona, only to give up and proclaim the soil got the best of you? That’s the same soil that makes it nearly impossible for stormwater to drain in a timely fashion following a rain event. Fortunately in Arizona, we use MaxWell drywells to solve this challenge. By drilling through the tough upper soils and into good permeable material, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water can drain in a relatively short amount of time. This helps keep parking lots dry for customers, playgrounds rain-free so children can enjoy them and mosquitoes in-check as they don’t have enough time to breed in standing water.
But this time of year, one particular issue can throw a wrench in that plan….buried drywells. With spring in full bloom, trees, brushes and plants are shedding their unwanted leaves which can block the inlet for these drywells and prevent them from draining as intended. If you or your landscaper encounters a buried drywell, it very well may need to be inspected to ensure that it is in proper working condition for the upcoming monsoon season.
Simply visit www.cleanmydrywell.com and request a free inspection of the drywells, catch basins, headwalls and other drainage systems of the property you manage. If you are a homeowner and notice this problem, let your property manager know and they can contact Torrent Resources directly. They more than likely already use Torrent’s maintenance services at other communities.
While the rains of September 2014 were at levels never before experienced by the area, communities with proper drainage and maintenance suffered far less damage than those which have neglected systems over the years.