Detention tank cleaning in Auckland

Building a new house is exciting. However, if you are not careful about drainage or fail to meet the requirements set by the Auckland council, you could end up paying a very heavy price for modifications and repairs. Detention tanks for homes are one such requirement that you cannot afford to compromise. In Auckland, New Zealand, stormwater detention tanks have been of great help to private house owners to manage the aftermath of flooding. It is now highly recommended that all households and buildings have detention tanks in some capacity to address wastewater and debris a spell of flooding brings.

What are detention tanks?

Detention tanks are extremely effective in minimizing the risks of local flooding. These are temporary storage places for water from melted snow and rain that falls from the roof and other hard surfaces. This water is then released gradually into the main drainage to avoid local flooding. The tanks come with a small hole which is called the orifice. The size of the detention tank and the diameter of the orifice outlet are customized to permit a particular flow rate that suits the nature of the area and building you are residing in. It helps control the water released into the local drainage and reduces the impact of extreme outflows from big and small structures in the area.

Detention tanks also filter out sediments and debris like fallen leaves and silt. However, this debris tends to accumulate and become a stubborn block over time if it is not cleared periodically. This will cause the storm water to overflow out of the pipes and cesspits, causing flooding on the property.

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How do detention tanks work?

In Auckland, councils are stepping up their game with sustainability projects to reduce stormwater and wastewater flooding. Detention tanks are a big step in making this possible. The North Shore of Auckland, especially its subdivision areas, is based on clay; therefore it has made the installation of underground detention tanks mandatory.

Heavy rain unleashes huge amounts of water on a property in a short period of time. When combining that with the water flowing from the roofs of all the structures in a locality, a certain level of local flooding is unavoidable.

This is where detention tanks come into play!

Detention Tanks catch and temporarily hold water from the roofs during these high-intensity storms and rains before releasing it slowly into the local drains. This regulated release through the orifice in the tanks helps control the deluge in the sewage lines and reduces erosion and other accidents that usually happen due to uncontrollable gushing water on the roads.

Advantages of detention tanks

  1. Cleans the flowing wastewater to an extent
    As the grate intercepts dirt, silt, floating refuse, dried leaves, and twigs among other contaminants.
  2. Controls local sewage flooding
    The brief storage and slow release of water contribute to the natural processing of polluted water.
  3. Sustainably effective in managing stormwater
    The partially cleared water diminishes the effects of the otherwise polluted stormwater that gets released into the local water bodies.
  4. Controls urban flooding
    It helps to safely and effectively manage urban flooding, making it safer for the pedestrians and community.
  5. Helps in Water management as a resource
    The collected water can be treated and used as a resource for different purposes. It can be developed into a cost-effective exercise to manage the industrial and consumable water needs of urban communities.
  6. Protect infrastructure stability
    There are several areas where the soil is more clayey and lacks the texture to hold water for a long time, making it more prone to floods. In such locations, detention tanks are a boon to the residents and building owners as it controls the flow of water released into the main drainage.

Why use Response Drain Unblocking for detention tank cleaning?

Our fleet of modern hydro vacuum trucks can easily clean your detention tanks and restores them to fully functional mode in a short time. After the clean-up, our certified and experienced technicians double-check the inlet and outlet pipes to avoid glitches later when it does really rain. Our detention tank drainage specialists in Auckland can also help you with an assessment of the debris pulled out to suggest the frequency of detention tank cleaning. If your area has intense foliage or if the nature of the soil is clayey, the frequency will indeed be more than the tanks in other areas.

Contact Us

If you are looking for an effective and efficient installation and cleaning of detention tanks in Auckland, we can help you. Your next downpour in Auckland will not be too troublesome, thanks to detention tanks, which will slow down the rate of the rainwater flow from your roof into the drain lines on the streets. Talk to our friendly staff to let us know your detention tank requirements for your building.