Reduce runoff through infiltration while capturing and retaining sediment, heavy metals, nutrients, oils and floatables. This versatile Low Impact Development BMP is green infrastructure and so much more.
The Hydro Bioinfiltrator™ allows you to filter and infiltrate stormwater combining pollutant removal and runoff reduction into one bioretention system. An open base allows trees, shrubs and hedges to live longer and thrive more quickly since their root ball will never be limited to the confines of a concrete box.
The Hydro Bioinfiltrator™ can also be used with a variety of street furniture such as bike racks, benches, message boards, flag poles and more.
Hydro Bioinfiltrator™ is a sophisticated departure from other “tree-in-a-box” bio filters because it’s not in a box. An open base is not only better for vegetation, it also allows you to keep more runoff on site while using less building material so it’s lightweight and easy to install.
1. As water flows into the storm drain, it will quickly come in contact with the flow spreading baffle wall.
2. Water will then be forced left, right and all the way around the outer pretreatment chamber (see Fig.1). This process causes the flow to slow, preventing media from being blasted into piles and avoiding an uneven treatment area.
3. Trash and coarse debris are captured and stored in the outer chamber while remaining flow enters through the baffle wall.
4. Eventually the flow seeps through the baffle wall into the interior treatment chamber. From here, finer particles and pollutants will be trapped on the top layer (3 inches or so) of engineered filter media. 5. Sediment and particulate pollutants are removed as the stormwater makes it way through the engineered filter media while dissolved pollutants will be absorbed through the root system.