One-size does not fit all*

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Bespoke stormwater solutions are making our cities more resilient.

As urban landscapes continue to grow, there has been an increased focus on developing sustainable infrastructure solutions. 

During a stormwater condition assessment program, it was discovered that a critical community asset was in urgent need of repair. 

A customised solution was needed to improve its resilience for generations to come.

The problem with a ‘one-size fits all’ approach 
When a stormwater drainage culvert running beneath the Brisbane Corso was discovered to be reaching the end of its structural lifespan, the asset owner engaged leading water infrastructure company, Interflow, to perform this critical renewal. 

The traditional concrete rehabilitation method often used for projects of this nature would require the construction of a cofferdam, a costly exercise with a large construction and environmental footprint.  

Optimal results through tailored solutions
Interflow proposed the use of Channeline, a fully customisable and modular lining solution that could be installed quickly, safely, and with minimal community impact. 

This innovative technology also allowed crew members to deliver project works around tidal movements, which avoided the need to build a costly cofferdam.

Its smooth interior offers a reduced pipe wall friction, which decreases flow resistance and improves the asset’s self-cleaning properties. 

This makes it a smart solution to enhance the operational capacity of the pipeline with minimal maintenance.

As communities continue to grow, it is essential to have a reliable
stormwater management program that can adapt to their ever-evolving needs through new science, experience and technical innovation.

Interflow’s Business Development Manager for Queensland, Steve Latimer, said, “Solutions like these are boosting the climate resiliency of cities by working with the landscape, not against it. 

“The future will be seeking innovative means to slow the flow of stormwater, filter and remove pollutants, resulting in cleaner waterways and happier communities.”

* Copy supplied by Interflow