The MaxWell® Plus is the industry standard for draining large paved surfaces, nuisance water and other demanding applications. This patented system incorporates state-of-the-art pre-treatment technology.
Since 1974, nearly 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. Many municipalities have recognized the inherent benefits of the MaxWell Plus and now require it for drainage of all paved surfaces.
Industry research, together with Torrent Resources’ own experience, have shown that initial storm drainage flows have the greatest impact on system performance. This “first flush” occurs during the first few minutes of runoff, and carries the majority of sediment and debris. Larger paved surfaces or connecting pipes from catch basins, underground storage, etc. can also generate high peak flows which may strain system function. In addition, nuisance water flows require controlled procession separate from normal storm runoff demands.
Yellen Park – Palmdale, CA
The grades in the parking lot were designed to convey stormwater to the south to a curb inlet, which is connected to a new storm drain that outlets into the 15’ deep detention basin. While these are all typical design techniques, what makes this design unique is the catch basin, located in the gutter before the curb inlet, that is connected to a MaxWell Plus.
Harvest Village – Jurupa Valley, CA
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.
Get to know the MaxWell® Plus
In the MaxWell Plus, preliminary treatment is provided through collection and separation in deep large-volume settling chambers. The standard MaxWell Plus system has over 2,500 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 Shields in each chamber. These shielding devices equipped with an effective screen to filter suspended material and are vented to prevent siphoning of floating surface debris as the system drains.
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.