RaceTrac, Inc. is a prominent operator of over 550 retail gasoline convenience stores and travel centers across 12 southeastern states. The development of a new RaceTrac gas station in Opelika, Alabama necessitated the management of water runoff resulting from the increased impervious area created by the newly constructed site. To address this challenge, a A-2000™ PVC storm drain system was employed to capture and redirect water runoff from the parking area. Collaborating under budget constraints, RaceTrac, NorthStar Engineering, and Contech joined forces to identify a more cost-effective solution. In the end, the decision to use A-2000 PVC storm pipes and A-2000 drain basins instead of traditional RCP concrete structures led to impactful cost and time savings for the project.
A-2000™ is a seamless profile wall PVC pipe known for its smooth interior and corrugated exterior. Additionally, A-2000™ can endure corrosive conditions, whether they involve acidic or alkaline soils, and it remains unaffected by chemicals commonly found in sewage. A-2000™ has a proven track record in various applications, including sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and subdrainage systems, with a history dating back to 1984.
Contech, the manufacturing partner, delivered 1,400 LF of A-2000™ PVC storm drain ranging in diameter from 12 inches to 30 inches. To meet the project's specific needs, an additional 13 PVC drain basins were provided, spanning from 15 inches to 30 inches in size. This comprehensive system effectively managed water runoff at the site, ensuring efficient drainage and water management.
Collaboration with Contech resulted in a cost-effective solution that helped RaceTrac align with their budgetary requirements and time constraints. By opting for A-2000™ PVC storm pipes and drain basins over traditional RCP concrete structures, the project finished within the project deadline. This strategic decision not only adhered to budget constraints and time but also delivered efficient storm water management, highlighting the win-win aspect of this approach.
In conclusion, the collaborative efforts of RaceTrac, NorthStar Engineering, and Contech, along with the adoption of A-2000™ PVC storm pipes and drain basins, provided a cost-effective and reliable solution for managing water runoff at the new RaceTrac Opelika gas station.