Storm water retention and detention systems are present in the industry as either above ground ponds or as subsurface piping. The former is the least expensive method, though it is the most inefficient use of developable land, is prone to early siltation and clogging, and poses long term aesthetic problems such as insect breeding, weed growth and odor and refuse issues. By comparison, subsurface retention detention systems use available land efficiently while introducing low maintenance costs and posing little or no aesthetic problems.
ADS has taken the lead in the retention/detention design and installation. From specially designed systems that hold more than a million gallons under a huge shopping center, to systems that fit in the smallest of footprints, ADS can help you meet stringent EPA requirements for management of storm water.
Design calculator to assist you in creating your next pipe storm water management system.
If problems occur while opening the MS EXCEL file, try saving the file first, then opening.
To ensure accuracy, always check to see that you have the most current version of the Retention/Detention Calculator from the website.
ADS Design Pro Retention/Detention Design Tool
An on-line program for designing storm water retention/detention systems including pipe or storm water chambers which can be shared with others and also saved for future reference.