This underground storm water detention system was installed in May 2008 and was the first of many subsequent EcoRain, now EcoRain America Tank™ systems designed and in-stalled in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The School District used this installation as a trail for assessment and found through bidding that the EcoRain America Tanks™ were the most cost effective to install. EcoRain America Tanks™ have a 95% void space, and each unit take only minutes to assemble.
- The EcoRain America Tank™ underground storm water detention system used at this school has a 23,000 cubic feet capacity.
- The goal of the system is to collect storm water runoff, keeping it out of the Los Angeles River system and exfiltrate the water into the aquifers. Residents of the Los Angeles area use water from the aquifers for daily needs.
- EcoRain America Tanks™ use up to 80% less aggregate fill than other pipe and pipe arch systems.
- This system was designed by JMC Engineers.
- The Contractor was J & C Underground.