Rainstore3 Competitive Advantages

highwatertable

Each Rainstore3 unit is only four inches (0.1 meter) high. At one or two units deep, Rainstore3 can be used to store water even in areas with extremely high water tables ––places arched chambers or corrugated pipe will not work.

stacked

Rainstore3 is modular and can be stacked up to 24 units high (7.9 ft or 2.4 meters). Rainstore3 uses less of a surface footprint to store more water. 10.8 ft2 (one m2) of land can store up to 621 gallons (88.3 ft3 or 2.35 m3). Arched chambers and corrugated pipe cannot come close

excavatedvolume

Rainstore3 uses no stone in the excavated volume, saving in labor and trucking costs. Arched chambers and corrugated pipe rely on stone for much of their storage volume. Rainstore3 can use more than 75% of the excavated area available for water storage

retention

Rainstore3, used as a subsurface retention system , allows exfiltration of stormwater to recharge the ground water supply and natural aquifers. Exfiltration occurs through the bottom and all sides of the chamber.

Detention

Rainstore3 can be used as a subsurface detention system to regulate the release of water into a sewer or off-site treatment facility and allows some exfiltration of stormwater.

Harvesting

Rainstore3, used as a subsurface water harvesting system, collects rainwater (gray water) and reuses it for many non-potable applications, such as irrigation.

Product Performance Analysis

Performance Criteria Rainstore3
2.4 meter height (7.9 ft)
Arched Chambers
34″ x 75″ x 16″
Corrugated Plastic Pipe
60 inch diameter
Corrugated Metal Pipe
72 inch diameter
Concrete Pipe
72″ dia. non-perforated

% of excavated volume available for water storage

~75%*

~40%*

~60%*

~53%*

~38%*

% of storage volume occupied by stone

0%

~59%

~60%

~70%

0%

Maximum water storage volume / surface area

8.2 ft3 water storage/ft2 surface area

~1.4 ft3 water storage/ft2 surface area

3.8 ft3 water storage/ft2 surface area

4.7 ft3 water storage/ft2 surface area

3.2 ft3 water storage/ft2 surface areas

Chamber depth design flexibility

4″ min., 98″ max., in 4″ increments

12″ min., 30.5″ max.

12″ dia. min., 60″ dia. max., 6″ increments

12″ dia. min., 240″ dia. max., 6″ increments

12″ dia. min., 240″ dia. max., 6″ increments

Cover depth required

12″

18″

12″ – 30″ based on diameter

12″ – 24″ based on diameter

6″

On-site handling and manual installation

Easy

Easy

Difficult

Difficult

Difficult

Maintenance, inspection, clean-out

Moderate

Moderate

Easy

Easy

Easy

% of chamber surface area available for infiltration

100%

~75% including side cuts

~15%, based on perforation area to pipe surface area.

~15%, based on perforation area to pipe surface area.

0%
*Calculations based on an average sized (10 meter x 10 Meter) footprint installed per manufacturer’s specifications