FocalPoint® Biofiltration Systems Offer Massive Cost Savings
A next generation high performance biofiltration system that delivers optimized stormwater treatment in a fraction of the area that traditional bioretention systems require. Savings in all aspects is found with FocalPoint® systems (earthwork, labor, underdrain, biofiltration media, special plantings, mulch, gravel, etc.). Furthermore, our modular system is a complete, integrated system with a demanding speci¬cation to insure quality assurance. Included with our FocalPoint sytems is post-installation hydraulic conductivity test veri¬cation, and guaranteed performance. FocalPoint® provides unlimited application opportunities for new construction and redevelopments. It can be used in combination with traditional LID BMPs such as swales and vegetated depressions. It enables cost effective implementation of green streets using urban sidewalk and downspout planters. FocalPoint® is also a great choice for retro¬fitting existing detention basins, or failed bioretention systems.
FocalPoint® High Performance Biofiltration Systems combine improved system components and a performance-based (non-proprietary) specification to deliver several advantages over conventional bioretention systems:
- Reduced footprint sizes, which make the systems ideal for a broader range of urban and retrofit applications
- Reduced upfront design and construction costs
- Reduced long-term maintenance costs, which creates the opportunity to expect improved compliance over time
- Post-Installation conformance testing which eliminates inadvertent acceptance of poorly constructed systems
- Better retention and pollutant removal capabilities compared to traditional systems
Traditional bioretention specifications require the minimum infiltration rate of the bioretention media to be 1 – 5 inches per hour, but notes that a proper mix will flow faster than that. FocalPoint® HPMBS media is designed to flow at 100 inches per hour. This means that the same volume of water can be treated in the same amount of time in roughly 1/25th the footprint (4”/hour compared to 100”/hour).