Reln  have introduced a new easily installed surface water drainage system engineered especially for sandy soils.

The Soakwell Rapid Flow, part of Reln’s surface water drainage range, now features a new strong but light plastic lid, which replaces conventional concrete slab covers weighing 30kg or more, adding to the safety and OHS value for plumbers, builders and installers.

The custom-moulded lid, manufactured in high strength reinforced polymer, is far easier for tradesmen to install and transport, says Reln Managing Director Nigel Nattrass, whose company’s products have won national environmental and design awards and are used by more than 350 local authorities throughout Australia.

“Instead of struggling to position concrete blocks that exceed OHS guidelines for one person, the new lid clicks securely into position without any heavy work,” he says.

“Multiple stackable lids can be carried in a truck without taking up much room or payload. Like the whole integrated system – including our Storm Drain range - they are manufactured from tough, durable, recycled plastics,” says Nigel Nattrass.

The system, which includes the Soakwell Base, Lid and Sock, is engineered to the same award winning standards as Reln’s Storm Drain System.

The Soakwell Rapid Flow incorporates a strong corrugated beehive shape, is designed to withstand ground pressure and has angled drainage slots to provide maximum water flow to surrounding soil and to prevent soil entering the Soakwell Base. The system also features a geo-textile sock enclosing the lid and base to prevent sand entry and clogging.

Combined features include:

A complete improved system
The Reln Soakwell Rapid Flow is a complete and improved solution for the collection and dispersal of surface and storm water. It is easy and effective to install for non-traffic areas. People no longer have to haul heavy concrete slabs - replaced with a lid - or tonnes of blue-metal to backfill their hole - now replaced with a geo-textile sock.

Tough, durable and better for the environment
All components are tough, durable, and designed and tested to be fit for purpose. Recycled, high-grade plastic is used to ensure to ensure a lesser impact on the environment.

Easy to install
The Reln Soakwell Rapid Flow is easy to install and comes with user-friendly installation instructions. Everything in the system is designed for minimum weight with maximum strength, durability and installer convenience.

The system’s 150-litre base, with lid attached, is surrounded by its geotextile sock protecting water outlets, and then installed in the one metre pit prepared for it simply by placing it onto a base of blue metal.

The unit is buried with its feeder pipes attached to the building or surface water drainage channels. The corrugated design of the base, protected by the well’s geotextile sock, is designed for optimum inflow and outflow for collection of water and subsequent irrigation of the surrounding area. Reln Soakwell Rapid Flow products are available from major plumbing and hardware dealers nationally.