Landfill Venting & Drainage System

The Hydravent Venting System works in tandem to prevent both landfill surface runoff and damage to liners caused by soil gas. Schedule a Consultation

Prevent Landfill Surface Runoff and Outdoor Drainage Problems

A functioning landfill drainage system looks like water trickling through the surface until it reaches the bottom level of the landfill. Next, instead of seeping into the groundwater, it is blocked by a liner and flows into your drainage system. Finally, the water is efficiently evacuated to a location to be treated.

Seems simple, but there are a number of potential hazards that can pollute the surrounding area. When a drainage system isn’t working properly, whether it is simply draining too slowly or can’t drain at all, one problem is landfill surface runoff.

Particularly when landfills are filled primarily with nonbiodegradable materials like plastics, water flows freely off of the surface and into local rivers. One study conducted in 2000 in India found that landfill surface runoff was one of the main contributors of river pollution in Delhi and, by extension, the rest of the country. In the 20 years since, the problem has only grown.

Effective drainage from Hydravent isn’t going to immediately solve these issues, but it can be a meaningful step in ensuring landfills are more environmentally friendly.

Mitigate Landfill Pollution and Venting Issues

More than any other drainage solution, Hydravent safely moves water to prevent it from tainting rivers, lakes, oceans, or the water table. Contact Us

Landfill Maintenance and Waste Disposal

Landfills are designed to contain our waste products, but this can only happen when their structural integrity is maintained and reliable.

One of the most critical pieces of infrastructure for any landfill is the liner that serves as a barrier between the ground and a mountain of waste. Without a liner, waste will contaminate the groundwater and, when erosion inevitably occurs, will flow away from the landfill and begin to contaminate the area. A liner is essentially just a containment method.

Great, so throw down a liner. After all, they’re typically required by law. The problem is that without proper drainage and soil gas venting, the liner will become stressed, damaged, and completely non-functional.

Cost-Effective Erosion Control

The drainage system forms a geocomposite drainage layer that has one job and one job only—to remove water before it can cause damage. Naturally, landfills aren’t easy to dig up, meaning maintenance is rarely an option.

In other words, a drainage system that is highly clog-resistant is essential. Hydravent’s needle-punctured fabric exterior is designed to let water in and keep everything else out. Our system has a proven track record demonstrated by a zero-percent failure rate. Put simply, our system doesn’t clog.

The best part? Hydravent has a higher inflow rate than both conventional perforated pipe and other high-performance drainage technologies. Standing water inevitably leads to erosion, and Hydravent eliminates it better than any other.

Excess Water, Soil Gas, and Leakage

Hydravent handles the drainage, but what about dangers to your liner from below? When you lay down a liner, organic matter becomes trapped and will eventually decompose. This process generates methane and other gases that, if allowed to build up, can damage your liner.

Stat: 70% higher inflow rate than conventional perforated pipe systems

A Strict Regulatory Environment

Waste management is a tightly regulated sector. Mitigating groundwater and river pollution, as well as other bodies of water, is paramount. Hydravent offers a solution that is designed to mitigate the risk of pollution without adding difficult extra steps to the equation.

First, Hydravent is easy to install. We will come out to your site to offer consultation services and ensure your system is designed to meet the needs of your facility. Next, Hydravent ships in standard length 150 ft. coils, meaning that a patchwork of drain sections will not be necessary. Custom lengths can be made upon special request. Finally, since we have a network of distributors around the country, you don’t need to wait long for your product to be delivered to the work site.

The Professional Engineering Ally You Need

Intech Anchoring is the trusted name in geostructural equipment and engineering solutions. We have an in-house, full-time team of engineers who are there to assist our customers in finding the best solutions for their issues. We don’t just want to be your supplier—we also want to be your resource for success. Whether it is managing your landfill drainage or setting up your lagoon drainage system, we have the solutions and expertise you need. Fill out the form below and we can start a conversation about your project.