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Infiltration system types

Infiltration devices allow water to soak into the ground, provided that the subsoil is sufficiently permeable.

Infiltration systems consist of infiltration trenches, soakage wells or pits, and swales and basins, and are designed to retain a certain volume of stormwater runoff. The stored water permeates into surrounding soils, significantly reducing runoff volumes, having provided a pathway for treated runoff to recharge local groundwater aquifers.


Infiltration system types - George Whittle Reserve, Image: City of Prospect. Dorset Avenue, Colonel Light Gardens, Image: City of Mitcham

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