Heavy rain management in Vienna, with the example of the Simmering Storage Basin

Crazy weather needs a proper sewer system

In response to the impact of climate change that has also long since become noticeable also in Europe, with extreme weather caprices and heavy rain events that we have been feeling for some time now, the city of Vienna erected the largest underground rainwater storage basin in Austria – underneath a sports field in Simmering (11th District of Vienna). In the 90-meter long, 45-m wide, and 7-m deep basin, up to 38.5 mio. l of water can be temporarily stored. The dry-mounted high-performance pumps quickly discharge stored water via the sewer system in the direction of the main wastewater...

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