ADS StormTech News

January 2022

StormTech - the below ground water management system with a free water quality treatment device

Published last November, The Royal Meteorological Society's State of the Climate report showed that Britain has become 6% wetter over the last 30 years. Indeed, six of the 10 wettest years since 1862 have occurred since 1998.

This wetter weather will challenge the UK's existing drainage infrastructure and the management of both water quantity and water quality. Fortunately for engineers working on rainfall management and stormwater attenuation systems, there's good news with the UK launch of the ADS StormTech below-ground water management system.

StormTech is engineered to provide a durable solution for any size of commercial, residential, industrial or infrastructure installation. As part of an integrated SuDS system, StormTech can help provide valuable surface space for parking, playgrounds, or other amenities. As such, it's an attractive alternative with numerous benefits over crates, pipes, and vaulted systems.

Minimum 80% TSS removal

StormTech offers a cost-effective solution for stormwater attenuation by including Isolator Row - a FREE integrated water quality treatment device. Isolator Row has been independently tested and is validated by NJCAT to NJDEP protocols to provide over 80% TSS removal.

Isolator Row Test Results


ADS StormTech incorporates the unique Isolator Row, a built-in water quality treatment device designed to remove silt, sediment and material flushed off the surface during rainfall. Isolator Row has been independently tested by universities and respected industry bodies and validated to remove over 80% of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) plus metals, hydrocarbons, phosphorus, nitrogen and other surface water pollutants.

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Isolator Row is integral to StormTech, which is available with a wide range of chamber sizes making it easy to optimise systems hydraulically and for all conditions, including low cover depths and deep installations. StormTech is also highly adaptable and can be configured around obstacles and affords multiple inlet and outlet positions. Standard manifolds, manholes, access chambers and flow controls can also be used. The unique StormTech Design Tool provides quick and effective system layouts that integrates with CAD based designs and other engineering and specification documents.

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Our SiteASSIST app includes comprehensive installation guidance and helpful videos, making working with Isolator Row and StormTech fast, easy and efficient.

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Isolator Row 'protects' the StormTech attenuation chambers; they never need cleaning. With over 40,000 installations worldwide and a huge depth of experience over many years, Isolator Row is proven to need cleaning once every 3-7 years on average, depending on the nature of the installation, using standard sewer cleaning equipment.

Isolator Row makes maintaining and cleaning StormTech simple. Watch our video showing the entire cleaning process

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The patented Isolator Row Plus provides a "free" water quality treatment device as an integral part of the stormwater attenuation system and shows why ADS StormTech makes all other subsurface systems look simply substandard.

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StormTech is manufactured by ADS, America's largest manufacturer of corrugated thermoplastic drainage pipes and a specialist in water management systems. StormTech has a long and successful track record with over 40,000 system installations using in excess of 2.5m units.

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