Focus: Facility Design

Pa. hospital installs lightweight storm water management system

February 23, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network Hospital in Stroudsburg, Pa., installed a lightweight, plastic storm water management system, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

When the hospital switched from using a concrete stormwater pipe system to plastic storm water chambers, a new system was designed to match the pre-existing specifications.

The technical team decided to use a combination of two chambers of different sizes in various layouts: one chamber 26 1/2 inches tall and a second 4 feet high. Linked together, the chambers form underground tunnels that can be fed from storm drains, the article said.

When they fill up, the textile that makes up the “floor” of the chamber allows the water to seep into the soil at a set infiltration rate while also preventing pollutants from entering the ground.

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