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Geotextiles for Victorian Storm Water Harvesting System

Detention Tank Installation
BMD Urban, May 2020

THE PROJECT

Our client is constructing a stormwater detention tank in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, resulting in the reuse of 15 million litres of stormwater each year.

This $2.4 million project is located at Balmoral Park Reserve in Derrimut. It is designed to provide a significant amount of recycled stormwater for use in the Council’s open space irrigation operations.

Recycling water in this way not only helps to reduce pollution and litter from entering local waterways, but it also stops high-quality drinking water from being unnecessarily wasted on watering parks and ovals.

THE CHALLENGES

In preparation for the detention tank chambers to be embedded into the ground, the underlying soil required stabilisation and reinforcement. A separation layer was also required to ensure the water collected by the system would be free of excessive debris and particles.

PRODUCT SPECS

mastaGRID Geogrid
mastaTEX NonWoven Geotextile

Customer:
BMD Urban

Project:
Stormwater Detention Tank, Balmoral Park Reserve

Location:
Derrimut, VIC, Australia

JAYBRO’S SOLUTION

The geosynthetics team at Jaybro supplied both geogrid and the geotextile layer for this project, through both the primary construction contractor BMD Urban and the detention tank subcontractor.

mastaGRID Geogrid was utilised for base stabilisation and mastaTEX Nonwoven geotextile was used as a separation and filtration layer.

mastaGRID is an engineered polypropylene geogrid designed for a range of soil stabilisation, separation and reinforcement applications. This rigid geogrid is commonly used under roads, railways, loading platforms, and for sub-base soil reinforcement and stabilisation.

mastaTEX Non Woven is a continuous filament geotextile made from highly durable polyester fibres. It is ideal for separation, drainage, protection and filtration works, as well as being commonly used in road building applications.

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