New Port Richey, Florida (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
The City of Medina, WA home to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, installed an ER-202H hybrid configuration buoyant flow device (BFD) at Medina Park on December 13, 2012. The BFD was installed to provide automatic level and discharge rate control for the park’s stormwater detention pond. Level and rate control were historically controlled with a flashboard riser system which required the City’s public works staff to manually remove the flashboard during periods of extended wet weather. With the addition of the new BFD, discharge from the pond is automatically controlled at a rate which will not exceed the capacity of downstream culverts while minimizing both the frequency and duration of overtopping events of the system’s emergency overflow weir during the 10-year and 100-year design storms. The ER-202H BFD is installed in a 3’ square precast concrete structure and produces a discharge of 10.5 cfs at 1.5 feet of head above the rim. Stormwater modeling and project design was completed by the City of Medina Public Works department with the assistance of engineers from Thirsty Duck, Ltd.
The City of Bradenton, FL installed an ER-202, dual restriction configuration BFD in a new wet detention pond serving McKechnie Field, the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates on February 19, 2013. The BFD was installed to reduce the required detention volume and the design high water elevation for the 25 year, 24 hour design storm event. The BFD was installed in an FDOT Type C precast inlet and produces a peak constant flow rate of 19.8 cfs with a total rise of 2.5 feet. Stormwater modeling and project design was completed by ZNS Engineering, Inc. of Bradenton, FL with the assistance of engineers from Thirsty
“The recent Florida and Washington state installations continue to fuel our company's growth, product acceptance and demand throughout North America,” according to Jon Moody, P.E. inventor of the Thirsty Duck ER Series Buoyant Flow Device.
To learn more about Thirsty Duck and its stormwater innovations please visit http://www.thirsty-duck.com.
Thirsty Duck, Ltd. is a privately held company that owns multiple patents for buoyant flow control devices. Thirsty Duck has a network of associates to design, engineer, market, model, test, manufacture and distribute buoyant flow control devices.
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