A natural aquifer block that delivers natural water cycle solutions
By installing a Hydrorock natural aquifer block attenuation, infiltration or irrigation system, you are contributing to climate change adaptation and supporting the local ecosystem.
With a Hydrorock system you are also choosing an environmentally friendly solution.
Basalt rock is a natural material
- Hydrorock is made of stone wool from Rockwool, itself primarily made of basalt.
- This is a natural resource continually renewed by volcanic activity.
- Every year the earth produces 38,000 times more volcanic rock than is used in the production of stone wool.
- The basalt Hydrorock uses is sourced relatively locally, including from the Eiffel region of Germany.
- It’s processed in Roermond in the southeast Netherlands, to make stone wool.
- Hydrorock contains almost 50% recycled material.
- In addition to basalt, recycled stone wool products are also a major raw material for the Stone wool that goes into Hydrorock.
- Stone wool can be infinitely recycled with no loss in quality.
- Worldwide, Rockwool have 19 recycling plants where they collect used stone wool products from the market and use them to make new stone wool for Hydrorock and other products.
Hydrorock is a sustainable system
- A new and ingenious way to protect against heavy rain fall, or to irrigate in arid conditions.
- When built into water control infrastructure, Hydrorock safely stores incredible quantities of excess rainwater, before releasing it back to nature.
Safe for the soil
- Hydrorock is safe for underground applications and does not cause any soil contamination.
- The material is inert, does not degrade and has an expected life span of 50 years.
- At end of life, Hydrorock can be fully recycled.
Hydrorock vs plastic
- When the Hydrorock LCA is compared to that of a water management system with plastic crates in the graph below, the LCA’s show that Hydrorock’s ecological footprint is considerably smaller.
Hydrorock maintains the natural water cycle
Current drainage practice often breaks Natural Water Cycles by:
- Increasing urban flooding.
- Overpowering sewers and water treatment facilities.
- Damaging the natural ecology of the soil.
- Polluting rivers with toxic chemicals.
- Burying unnecessary plastic in the ground.
Hydrorock natural aquifer solutions
- Use natural materials.
- Work with rainfall where it lands.
- Manage surface water fully onsite.
- Enable ultra efficient natural infiltration.
- Create natural-type aquifers wherever they are needed.