Did you also know that there are grants for installing a drywell?

 

Did you also know that there are grants for installing a drywell?

The Danish Wastewater Committee has released a report with an estimate of how much rain we can expect in the future. The report indicates that an amount of rain that currently statistically happens once every 100 years may happen every 10 or 15 years in the future. A lot is expected from municipalities and sewage departments with regard to planning and ensuring that large quantities of rainwater can be drained so that we can avoid flooded cellars, roads, etc.

The report states, among other things, that is not sensible to just extend the drainage systems when you might as well allow a large part of this quantity of rain to seep down for the benefit of watercourses, lakes and, not least, our groundwater.

In combined sewage areas, i.e. in areas where both rainwater and wastewater flow in the same pipe, the municipality can opt to offer the property owner a complete or partial reimbursement of the connection charge for rainwater. This act entered into force on 1 July 1997 and focuses on the reimbursement of 40% of the connection charge applicable at all times for the land in question.

A reimbursement will always be subject to an alternative method being established for the removal of rainwater, e.g. seepage of rainwater to a BIO-BLOK® rainwater drywell.