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Splash Pad Water Management


There are a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to managing the water that drains from a splash pad. The size of your water service, tank capacity and water consumption allowances will help determine which system is the best choice for your project. Below we’ve highlighted the differences between the three systems.

The first option is to simply just let the water flow-through the splash pad and directly into the municipal wastewater system. This is the easiest water management option and the one that requires the least amount of maintenance. A flow-through system uses, on average, 75-100 cubic metres of water per day. This is based on a 2” water service.

The second option is to capture the water that drains from the splash pad and repurpose it for nearby surface irrigation, such as watering nearby sports fields. The water will need to be filtrated and disinfected prior to usage. Capture and repurpose systems use, on average, 50-75 cubic metres of water per day. The capacity of your holding tank will determine how much of the water can be repurposed and the overflow goes to storm or sanitary.

The final and most comprehensive option is to recirculate the water using advanced water treatment processes so that the water can be used again on the splash pad. This WQMS (Water Quality Management System) does require monitoring. Re-circulating systems use, on the high-end, 20-30 cubic metres of water per day.

Still have questions? Contact us to learn more about water management systems.