HydroCon’s use of porous concrete technology to remove pollutants in stormwater is reflected in its systems and products, which include HydroCon Filters, HydroCon Filter Pits and HydroCon Pavers.
All HydroCon products are based on extensive research and ongoing performance monitoring.
HydroCon stormwater systems are being used by, or with the approval of, leading Councils in a range of situations including:
- Waterway, ecosystem and national park protection
- Beach and foreshore protection
- Residential subdivision
- Residential subdivision and aquifer protection
- Re-use of HydroCon treated stormwater
- Control of local flooding
Installation of Permeable Pipes - HydroCon Pipes:
HydroCon pipes are laid with zero gradient. HydroCon can supply a special device to assist with pipe laying. Geotextile jointing strips are supplied with pipes. Laying instructions are available on request.
Maintenance of Permeable Pipes - HydroCon Pipes:
HydroCon pipes require little maintenance if properly installed and sediment is removed as necessary from pollution control pits. If sediment collects on the sealed base of the pipes, it can be removed by high pressure hosing from flushing points.
Pollutant removal by Permeable Pipes - HydroCon Pipes:
Removal efficiencies greater than 90 % can be achieved for most constituents. Removal of nitrogen depends on the length of time that water is resident in the pipes and surrounding media before discharge.