No more flash flooding
Climate change is progressing and its impact is being felt all over the world. Extreme rainfall events have become more and more frequent over the past forty years. This is a particular problem for urban agglomerations, where large sealed surfaces are unable to absorb infiltration water and the sewer systems are not designed for such huge quantities of water. As a result, flash flooding occurs. With its Raineo system, Pipelife, the plastic pipe specialist, offers a forward-looking smart solution.
Rainwater harvesting and treatment
Raineo is simple and effective: Rainwater is collected, purified through filtering, stored underground in so-called Stormboxes and reused for various purposes. On the one hand, water can thus be harvested for irrigation or sanitary facilities. On the other hand, rainwater returns to the water cycle through infiltration and maintains the natural function of the soil.
The Stormbox is the core of this patented system. With about 95% of its volume available for storage, it can take up to 206 liters of water. For temporary rainwater storage, several Stormboxes are stacked and connected with one another. They take high loads and can handle any volume of collected water – from parking lots to airport runways. Pipelife supports its customers throughout the project by offering advice and software solutions from the planning phase to completion. Raineo is already in use in 25 markets served by Pipelife.