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Continued…In the second half of Yulsman’s article, Dr. Fisher provides a compelling argument for using captured stormwater to recharge aquifers, which would both replenish the local aquifers and prevent further seawater intrusion. One such recharge method includes the use of an engineered drywell, which pre-treats influent stormwater before depositing it in the vadose zone many feet above the groundwater table. Providing a minimum of 10 feet of separation between the bottom of the engineered drywell and the groundwater table allows the pre-treated stormwater to receive a final polish by filtering through the native soil before entering the aquifer.
Torrent Resources, a 43 year old company specializing in drywells, offers the MaxWell®, an engineered system that has been installed in the Southwest United States more than 75,000 times. The MaxWell® is simple, effective, maintainable, and best of all, it’s second to none when it comes to recharging groundwater.
You can find Yulsman’s article here on ScientificAmerican.com to learn more about California’s research and efforts to capture stormwater. You may find out more about Torrent Resources and the MaxWell® by requesting a Lunch n Learn for your office.
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