Drainage Wells or a Vertical Exfiltration Trench

Subject:  Drainage Wells or a Vertical Exfiltration Trench in InfoSWMM

Note, this is just one way to model an Exfiltration Trench.  The source for the image below is Rice Creek Watershed

You can make a storage node to simulate the trench with the following characteristics:

·         Functional or Shape Curve to describe the shape of the trench,

·         Infiltration parameters to simulate the infiltration flow out of the bottom or sides of the trench,

Step 1:  Define the shape and geometrical characteristics of the Infiltration Trench

Step 2: Define the soil infiltration characteristics of the trench

Step 3:  Run the simulation.  The Storage Volume Summary tells you the volume infiltrated and the average outflow.

Step 4:  Output Manager will also show the infiltration  outflow, the depth and the volume of the infiltration/storage node.

Step 5:    Infiltration losses out the side and bottom of the orifice.