Storm Water Management

Stormwater Management In Malaysia

Stormwater is the water draining off a site from the rain that falls on the roof and land, and everything it carries with it. The soil, organic matter, litter, fertilisers from gardens and oil residues from driveways it carries can pollute downstream waterways. Rainwater refers only to the rain that falls on the roof, which is usually cleaner and so rainwater filtration system is very important. However, stormwater can be a valuable resources. Reusing stormwater can save potable water and reduce downstream environmental impacts. Poorly managed stormwater management can cause problems on and off site through erosion and the transportation of nutrients, chemical pollutants, litter and sediments to our waterways. Well-managed stormwater can replace imported water for uses where high quality water is not required, such as garden watering. There are many products available in the market for stormwater filtration system such like gross pollutant trap, oil grease trap, hydrodynamic advanced vortex separator etc. By installing a proper stormwater filtration system, it helps to prevent clogging of the drain which causes flooding. As more and more developments are taking place around us, the congestion of the constructions debris and silts are flowing to the drain causing flash flood in most of the major cities around the world. Despite the continuous development and expansion of our drainage system in the country, we believe the problem should be rectified and prevented at the source.

Stormwater management in Malaysia is essentially about flood mitigation by managing the surface run off during heavy downpour. It can also be applied in rural areas (to harvest precipitation water), but is essential in urban areas where run-off cannot infiltrate because the surfaces are impermeable. Traditional storm water management was mainly to drain high peak flows away. Unfortunately, this only dislocates high water loads and causing flash floods in urban areas. Modern approaches aim to rebuild the natural water cycle, example to store runoff water (retention basins) for a certain time, to recharge ground water (infiltration basins) and to use the collected water for landscape irrigation or daily cleaning. A rainwater filtration system is usually put in place before the water is channelled into the storm water storage tanks with the purpose of preventing gross pollutant debris from entering these underground storm water tanks.

We at Myhomepalm are able to provide stormwater management solution in Malaysia. With our trained consultants and engineers, we can design the storm water management system to suit our customer needs.