SOWDES can provide a site-specific design of the sewer and stormwater drainage systems including hydraulic calculations of peak flows and discharges between pre-development and post-development outcomes. With a Graduate Certificate in Water Engineering through the University of Technology at Sydney and over 25 years of practical design and installation experience having SOWDES undertake all your drainage design and stormwater quality requirements couldn’t be simpler or more convenient.

SOWDES is accredited in the use of the “MUSIC” stormwater modelling program as released by eWater CRC at Monash University, performing simulations and evaluations of stormwater treatment measures utilising localised and specific climatological data.

Often new developments including land subdivisions will require forward forecasting on the impacts of the proposed land usage changes to both stormwater quality and stormflow concentrations. The objective of any development should be that there is a ‘neutral or beneficial effect’ on the quality of stormwater leaving the site and prior to discharging at a downstream receiving source. One software package that can accommodate these modelling requirements is the “MUSIC” program.

The modelling outcomes generated by any software program is normally only limited by the data that is input to the design and SOWDES has a distinct and practical advantage in that department. SOWDES has over 25 years experience in the installation of stormwater systems including pipe infrastructure, kerb inlet pits, gross pollutant traps, surface water pits, detention basins and rainwater tanks. Computer generated outcomes are well and good – particularly if they can demonstrate compliance with an objective or guideline, but often installing such systems are not practical, and this is where the ‘real world’ experience in the design process can be advantageous.

So if you are undertaking any form of development that requires a stormwater quality model or hydraulic design, or you require a Water Cycle Management Study (WCMS) to accompany your development application to the Council then contact SOWDES for an outcome that can deliver the water quality objectives with ‘real world’ practicalities.