Why the Hydrorock Natural Aquifer SuDS System?
The Hydrorock SuDS system provided the council with a very cost-effective solution which is capable of effectively dealing with a large rain event, without any need to connect to a sewerage system. The Hydrorock system created tree pits, where the water is stored and utilised to irrigate trees and shrubs.
£562 per tree pit
Previously the only solution was to drain the area and take the water into the overburdened sewers. Hydrorock provided the council with the only solution to buffer the rainwater and irrigate trees in a completely green way. Like many which are environmentally-conscious, the council was strongly against placing large volumes of plastics in the ground, due to contamination of the nearby sea with micro plastics.
The Hydrorock solution filtered run off from the road, and the Aquifer Blocks chemically bound some pollutants, cleaning the water before it finally infiltrated into the soil.