not jam... Many storm drain gates
rely on a locking mechanism that hopefully unlocks
when the water level reaches a set height. Many
times, these gates dont open and the streets
flood, other times something gets stuck under the
gate or the mechanism fails and the entire gate
stays open defeating its purpose.
Blades work independently. As the water flow increases
each blade reacts separately, even if something
sticks under some of the blades, the other blades
be installed into any size vault opening... HYDRA®
ARS Blades have no height or width restrictions so they
can fit into any size vault opening. Existing gates
are side mounted and require minimum heights.
adjustable... Many systems are non
adjustable or set based on the water height on the curb.
Current "adjustable" systems rely on a curb
height calculation which can be inaccurate and lead
deflection is adjusted based on location and compliance
requirements using the HYDRA® "Never Jam"
tensioner. Simply rotating the hidden adjustment wheel
increases or decreases the pressure required to open
the Hydra Blades. The amount the system opens can also
be adjusted. This is especially critical for hillside
locations or high debris areas.
trash away from the storm drain opening...
The individual HYDRA® Blades help move trash away
from the storm drain opening. Trash contacts the smooth
blades and keeps moving away from the storm drain opening.
closed until needed... The only
portion of the HYDRA® ARS System that opens is
the area receiving the most volume of water. If portions
of the system are not receiving large volumes of water,
then they remain closed. This greatly reduces the
amount of debris entering the storm drain during a
weather event. Existing systems are either completely
open or completely closed.
of recyclable materials.. The HYDRA®
ARS Storm Drain System is made of a durable polymer
which is fully recyclable. Since the polymer has no
scrap value compared to stainless steel systems, theft
is virtually eliminated.
blades as opposed to one perforated steel
panel means less damage from impacts as blades can move