FAQ

Q: What are the differences between conventional and siphonic drainage systems?
Q: How does the cost of installation of a siphonic system compare to an equivalent “traditional” storm water system?
Q: What are the main benefits? Why use it?
Q: What special considerations are needed in the layout of roof drainage when using a siphonic roof drainage system?
Q: Where do siphonic systems terminate? How is the connection to the soakwell system made?
Q: Can the horizontal piping run uphill or can it offset up and over an obstruction?
Q: Is there any special maintenance required for siphonic drainage systems?
Q: Are secondary (overflow) systems necessary?
Q: What are the typical down pipe sizes?
Q: Is the design of the box gutter incorporating siphonic drainage different to that of a conventional downpipe system?
Q: How much room is required for the siphonic drainage system underneath the (box) gutter?
Q: Is there a minimum roof area required for siphonic drainage?
Q: How far can a siphonic drainage system run horizontally?

Q: Does siphonicroof drainage improve the green star rating of my building?

 

 

A: Yes, all pipes and fittings are made of environmentally friendly HDPE (high density polyethylene) and is 100% free of PVC. HDPE does not break downwith timeand is 100% recyclable. Furthermore, siphonic drainage can "transport" the rainwater over longer distances, and hence makes it more practical to collect a larger area of roof to a rainwater storage tank compared to a conventional drainage system.



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