The MaxWell® IV is specified by more civil engineers and municipalities in Arizona than any other stormwater BMP. No stranger to Southern California, the MaxWell IV along with other drainage systems designed and installed exclusively by Torrent Resources have appeared on several green street and LID projects.
The Avalon Green Alley (Top Project Winner), which was meant to be a replicable model to be used across Los Angeles, converted an old, dilapidated alley into a neighborhood amenity that serves as a tremendous source of neighborhood pride. Potential annual recharge estimated at 2 million gallons.
Glassell Campus LID Retrofit : Orange County has set aside over $2.6 million to retrofit their Glassell Campus with a number of LID measures that people will be able to see and touch by the end of 2016. The 9.4 acre Glassell Campus, which is owned by OC Public Works, was subdivided into 17 distinct drainage areas intended to be managed independently.
Since 1974, over 80,000 MaxWell systems have proven their value as a cost-effective solution in a wide variety of drainage applications. They are accepted by state and municipal agencies and are a standard detail in numerous drainage manuals.
In the MaxWell IV, preliminary treatment is provided through collection and separation of deep, large-volume chamber where silt and other heavy particles settle to the bottom. The standard MaxWell IV System has over 1,500 gallons of capacity to contain sediment and debris carried by incoming water. Floating trash, paper, pavement oil, etc. are effectively stopped by the PureFloTM
Debris Shield on top of the overflow pipe. Water is drained from the system by rising up to the top of the overflow pipe and under the Debris Shield. The solid metal shields are equipped with an internal screen to filter suspended matter and are vented to prevent siphoning of floating surface debris. The drainage assembly returns the cleaned water into the surrounding soil through FastFloTM Drainage Screen.
MaxWell® drywells appear on many projects in Southern California that are increasing the capacity for aquifer recharge. Today we use MaxWell drywells to manage stormwater as a resource, provide flood control, prevent downstream flooding, improve water quality, and promote groundwater recharge.
Practical solutions begin with drywells. Not only are drywells a small footprint stormwater management solution, they come with an affordable price tag and improve a projects capacity for aquifer recharge. Torrent is ready to help California take the first steps in the right direction towards sustainable water supplies – are you?
Whether you’re familiar or unfamiliar with our products, we can provide a free Lunch & Learn that demonstrates the power of our systems and gives insight on how to include them on your next project. MaxWell® has been outperforming other drywells for over 44 years. Learn more about the history of the MaxWell here.