The climate is changing and this means we will face more frequent heavy rainfall. The Municipality of Enschede is taking action to prevent flooding in the Pathmos and Stadsveld neighbourhoods. A new brook is being constructed in the city in Twente: de Stadsbeek.
The above-mentioned neighbourhoods are located on the lowest terrain. In heavy rainfall, excess water will flow towards the brook, which will capture the water and carry excess water out of the city ensuring that less water remains on the streets. As the water is not carried via the sewers, this will also reduce pressure on the wastewater system and sewage treatment plants. This reduces the risk of blocked sewers and, in the worst case, that water enters homes or shops.
With the Urban Brook and bridges, the revamped streets will look very different. Dozens of trees will be planted for a fresh and natural look.
Bosch Beton is working with Dura Vermeer on this project. We supplied 400 metres of special retaining wall from one piece, including the shape of the gutter. As we did not need to produce separate components, this is a sustainable solution. The retaining walls vary in height from 150, 135 and 130 cm high and include culverts at the crossings that are suitable for heavy traffic.
PROJECT IN THE PICTURE
On the waterfront in Blaricum
These residents in Blaricum (NL) make optimal use of their garden with a waterside terrace or seating area. The concrete retaining walls offer resistance to the soil and water.
Water retention system for De Zilk sports complex in Noordwijkerhout
Retaining wall of concrete over a total length of 900 meters as a durable custom solution at sports complex De Zilk in Noorwijkerhout
Sustainable water retention system in Nijkerkerveen
Water had to be given an important place in a new housing estate in Nijkerkerveen. Our retaining walls have been used to create a wide watercourse on the border of the existing village