BLUEBLOQS IN PUBLIC SPACE
Preventing pluvial flooding,
creating a local source for dry periods
Heavy precipitation often causes nuisance in urban areas. Due to the large paved surfaces, rainwater cannot infiltrate in the ground. This causes often overflow of the sewer system and flooded streets during intense rainfall.
The effects of drought have tangible effects in the city: higher water demand for irrigation of urban green, water quality degradation in ponds and surface water, and occurrence of urban heat island. Climate change will cause this to happen more often.
One integrated solution
Reusing water surplus
Bluebloqs is a biofiltration system that enables subsurface storage of rainwater surplus. In the city, where space is scarce, we make use of the deep underground to store big volumes of rainwater, preventing pluvial flooding. By retaining rainwater and providing the necessary treatment, it becomes available in the summer, during high water demand. With Bluebloqs we offer a sustainable solution to balance the natural water cycle in urban areas. All through an integrated green and compact system as a means to enhance spatial quality.
Applications of rainwater reuse
Maintaining groundwater levels
Water amenity for children to play
Suppletion of ponds
Improving bathing water quality
Irrigation water for urban green and sports fields