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WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Flexible HDPE ditch lining system that controls the flow of water.

Damage caused by stormwater runoff and inadequately sized drainage ditches can be perpetual and costly. SmartDitch excellent flow capacity (up to 3:1 slopes) will protect your slopes, embankments and channels from eroding during heavy rain events and spring snow melts.

SmartDitch® is a leak-free channel lining system engineered to control and direct the flow of water or critical fluids. Made from proven UV resistant HDPE, SmartDitch’s unique corrugated design helps regulate the flow of water from flat to steep grades so that the drainage and flow patterns designed are maintained.

The Most Versatile Channel Lining Solution for Water Flow Control
The versatility of SmartDitch makes it the best solution for many applications. The multiple sizes and fittings make designing for even the most complex situation cost effective and easy. In addition to controlling stormwater run off, the SmartDitch system is often specified to form defined ditches to control erosion and catch loose sediment. SmartDitch is also used for both permanent and temporary applications, and in-ground, as well as above-ground, temporary flow diversions.

SmartDitch is a carefully designed, comprehensive system consisting of channel liners and fittings that are manufactured by Penda Corporation, North America’s #1 heavy gauge thermoformer. Their leadership in materials research, product development and manufacturing bring many benefits to SmartDitch:

  • High resistance to acidic or alkaline soils and chemicals
  • Flexibility that makes installation fast and easy with minimal environmental disturbance
  • Proven ability to reduce seepage water loss by up to 90 percent
  • Low maintenance costs
  • 100% recyclability
  • Quality that meets ISO 14001 standards

Uses

DRAINGAGE

From its ease of installation and durable design to its outstanding flow characteristics, SmartDitch should always be considered when planning any stormwater drainage system. When properly sized, the SmartDitch System is much more effective than rip rap, concrete and earthen drainage and runoff channels, and virtually eliminates erosion and lowers the risk of flooding.

FLOW CONTROL

Damage caused by stormwater runoff and inadequately sized drainage ditches can be perpetual and costly. SmartDitch excellent flow capacity (up to 3:1 slopes) will protect your slopes, embankments and channels from eroding during heavy rain events and spring snow melts.

EROSION CONTROL

Gone are the days when you have to constantly to replace the rip rap in your failed drainage channels. No more scouring. No more cratered slopes. No more undermining of roads. The SmartDitch System is a better solution. It prevents erosion, it handles exceptional flow rates, and it stabilizes your slopes. Even better, it lasts significantly longer than traditional drainage and erosion control systems.

IRRIGATION

In many parts of the western US, water is the life blood of the rural farmer. Earthen and concrete lined irrigation ditches simply do not do the job. Too much water is lost – either by ground irrigation seepage, cracks or through evaporation. With the SmartDitch System, leakage is practically eliminated and its ribbed design keep the water flowing faster. SmartDitch has been engineered to easily retrofit into existing concrete lined channels. With minimal preparation, you can replace earthen irrigation channels like the one shown below.

ON-SITE DEWATERING

Municipalities and government agencies are requiring more construction companies to dewater sites before discharging the water back into the environment . In environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs), as a rule of thumb, water used on the site must be clarified to local standards before placing it back into the environment. These regulations have been put in place to help protect the nearby water bodies from toxins, pollutants and excess sediment. SmartDitch System is an excellent channel for a site dewatering system or water clarification channel. SmartDitch can easily be assembled above ground and placed onto saddles. Depending on local regulations, flock logs and jute matting is then put in place to filter the site water before releasing it. Since SmartDitch is reusable, construction companies simply disassemble the SmartDitch system when the job is done, then transport it to the next site.

Products & Solutions

Trapezoidal Ditch Liner

The SmartDitch Trapezoidal Ditch Liner System is a virtually leak-free channel lining system engineered to control and direct the flow of water or critical fluids. Made from proven UV resistant HDPE, SmartDitch’s unique corrugated design helps regulate the flow of water from flat to steep grades so that the drainage and flow patterns designed are maintained. SmartDitch Trapezoidal sections are light weight and come in lengths that make it easy to handle and install.

12″ Depth | 9.33′ Long Sections | 52 Pounds per Section

24″ Depth | 7.7′ Long Sections | 89 Pounds per Section

Semi-Circular Ditch Liner

The SmartDitch Semi-Circular Ditch Liner System is often used for both permanent and temporary flow diversions. SmartDitch’s unique corrugated design helps provide consistent and predictable flow rates. The HDPE construction provides excellent tensile strength and is chemical, abrasion and UV resistant. SmartDitch’s Semi-Circular Ditch Liner System is light weight and comes in easy to transport and carry lengths that make it easy to handle and install.

24″ Depth | 8′ Long Sections | weighs 64 lbs per Section

MegaDitch System

The SmartDitch MegaDitch is an expandable channel lining system specifically designed for the rehabilitation of very large, concrete-lined and earthen ditches and canals. MegaDitch is a dependable solution for new construction, stormwater drainage, erosion control, irrigation, industrial site containment systems and mining site water run off applications.

MegaDitch is engineered with adjustable sidewalls to conform to the variety of slopes and grades that are typically found in these unconventional large water flow applications. The base and wall sections are connected for maximum expandability and fit both flat-bottom and V-bottom channel profiles. Multiple bases and sidewall sections can be connected to any desired length or width.

FITTINGS

The SmartDitch System has a wide variety of specially-engineered fittings designed to broaden the range of use in water flow control applications such as drainage, erosion and sediment control, land development, irrigation, industrial site containment systems and temporary flow diversions. The HDPE corrugated channels with fittings provide the design flexibly needed for both large and small-scale projects.

  • Flared-End Inlet/Outlet
  • Transitional Sections
  • Straight Bulkhead (available with or without openings for water dispersal)
  • Right/Left Bulkheads (available with or without openings for water dispersal)
  • Multi-Directional T’s
  • Directional Gates

MAINTENANCE PACK

The SmartDitch Maintenance Pack is a proven, simple, and cost-effective solution to permanently repair or maintain problem drainage ditches or stormwater outfalls. Every Public Works & DOT maintenance yard should have SmartDitch on hand to be able to quickly repair blown-out ditch sections. When designing drainage projects with difficult access, remote locations, or uneven terrain and sloped conditions, SmartDitch’s lightweight rugged construction allows for quick installation in the most difficult situations.

Markets

Agriculture/Irrigation

SmartDitch is proven to improve the amount and speed of water flowing from reservoirs to points along irrigated ditches in rural farming areas. Traditional earthen and concrete lined irrigation ditches are not nearly as efficient as SmartDitch’s low leak, HDPE ribbed channel design. When you reline your old ditches with SmartDitch you can expect a minimum of 60% improvement in water retention along the way. That means more water for everyone at the end of the day.

DOT

Highway overpasses present a perpetual stormwater runoff problem for DOTs across the nation. Steep slopes typically mean flow control and erosion issues are not far behind. Concrete lined ditches can actually increas velocity and riprap tends to scour over time, creating maintenance issues. This often results in floooded underpasses, collpased slopes and undermining of the roadways.

SmartDitch is designed to not only control the flow of water, but prevent erosion as well. With as little as 100 feet installed, in a matter of a couple of days, your runoff problems will be eliminated.

INDUSTRIAL

Whether its fluids from transport vehicles, or sediment from your site, most industrial facilities have a stormwater management plan to help prevent these materials from finding its way into the surrounding water ecosystem.

SmartDitch provides the perfect drainage solution to help capture and redirect oil, other chemicals, and sediment to the proper retention area or sediment pond.

LANDFILL

Landfills present an interest problem for their operators. Stormwater runoff from the cap’s slope can cause sever erosion and destabilize the slopes.

SmartDitch, with its ease of installation and excellent flow properties eliminated those problems. Additionally, SmartDitch is removable and reusable so you can adjust your drainage channels as your landfill expands.

MINING

SmartDitch and MegaDitch are the perfect solution to help address your mine run off issues. Equally effective for both active and abandoned mines, SmartDitch and MegaDitch’s non-corrosive HDPE construction will capture and redirect drainage from your acid, alkaline or metal mine.

Easy to transport and assembled, SmartDitch and MegaDitch can be installed in the most difficult areas of your mine.

RESIDENTIAL

As your communities continue to expand, so does your stormwater management headache. SmartDitch excellent flow capacity can vastly improve stormwater drainage in residential areas, and help minimize damage caused by flash flooding. SmartDitch is also easier to maintain than earthen and concrete ditches.