Torrent Resources hosted The Stormwater Speaker Series in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The Speaker Series is an informal forum for discussing stormwater management in the southwest. The goal was to share relevant, timely, and useful information regarding stormwater and drywells.
“We were thrilled to receive such a positive response to our inaugural Stormwater Speakers Series event in Pasadena,” stated Jim Mayer, M.ASCE from Torrent Resources. “I think the big turnout really says a lot about the importance of the topics of stormwater capture and groundwater recharge. We’re really looking forward to hosting another Stormwater Speakers Series event this summer to press the message even further.”
Among the speakers, Scot Stormo, PG, CHG from Earth Systems spoke to the group on the protocol for estimating infiltration rates in drywells. “It was a pleasure to participate with Torrent Resources on such an important topic,” said Scot. “We look forward to continuing the drywell conversation with more engineers and agencies soon.”
Drywells are well-like features used to enhance the infiltration of water. The performance of a drywell is a function of the best soil layer available while basins are limited by the poorest ground layer. In addition, drywells allow higher hydrostatic pressures than in a basin-type feature. Combined, a drywell can provide a means of infiltrating water into soils that might not be suitable for standard basin systems.
For further information on upcoming dates and locations of The Stormwater Speaker Series, contact Torrent Resources at (602) 268-0785.
For more information on the infiltration rates in drywells, contact Scot Stormo from Earth Systems at (760) 345-1588.