Rocla® stormwater devices prepare zoo for panda pandemonium

Adelaide Zoo has installed two Rocla Water Quality stormwater devices as part of a $35 million construction and   rebuilding program.

The zoo is expected to attract many thousands more visitors from late 2009 when two giant pandas arrive from China. The pair is on loan for 10 years as part of an international breeding program. Zoo visitors are expected to increase by 100,000 a year, or even more if breeding is successful.

Two Rocla CDS® gross pollutant traps were specified by Joe Laspina from engineering consultants Wallbridge & Gilbert to treat the stormwater prior to discharge into the River Torrens.

A CDS® 0708 Unit GPT was installed to treat water from paved pedestrian areas, while a First Defense® FD450 oil and sediment separator was installed to service the loading dock and vehicular areas.

The Rocla® devices were installed by Hindmarsh Plumbing. Project manager Collin Williams said the one piece First Defense® unit and the larger CDS® 0708 GPT were easy to handle and install. “Both products were delivered on time and the service was excellent,” Collin said.