RDS-20 Rainwater Management System (Rain Diverter)
Many wash facilities do not have a roof over the wash pads so when it rains,
storm water can flow through the pre-treatment system into the city sewers. This
is highly frowned upon by local officials since it tends to overwhelm the sewer
system. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we have designed a simple,
programmable rain diverter system (RDS-20).
When the system senses at least ¼” of rainfall, a controller turns on the pumps
for a pre-set time to remove the floating oils and water from the wash pad
through our pre-treatment system. This time is factory set for 15 minutes, but can
be readily changed to suit field conditions.
After the first flush of rainwater with the contaminants are removed, the RDS then
shuts down the system to prevent excess storm water from entering the tank and
the sewer system. After the rain event, the RDS will reset to allow normal
operation of the treatment system. If needed, the system can be manually
overridden to allow washing operations during rain events.
- Adjustable rain sensor
- Programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability
- Captures and directs first flush waters and contaminants
- Recommended for uncovered wash bays