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Storm-A-Way System helps BC grocer stay green

April 20, 2012

P2180452(250)If you’ve ever been to Salmon Arm on the majestic Shuswap Lake, you know what a special place it is. Just ask the folks at the local Askew’s Supermarket. 

To help protect the lake’s habitat and save water for other uses, they installed a Storm-A-Way Stormwater Management System under their parking lot as part of a mixed-use development incorporating living, shopping and socializing in the same location. AIL’s Storm-A-Way solution was chosen for its ability to supply such a large reservoir at a competitive price while staying within the project’s green guidelines.


Now, instead of just flowing into Shuswap Lake, the rainwater from their roof and parking lot flows into a holding pond, through a bioswale and into the Storm-A-Way System to be saved for landscape irrigation. 

This custom-designed, polymer-laminated system was comprised of three runs at 25.85 m in length and 2700 mm in diameter, with two custom-fabricated elbows and a T-section to bring all of the runs together. It also has a sump in the bottom with an irrigation pump and filtration system.


Project Name: Askew’s Storm-A-Way System
Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Owner: Askew’s 
Consultant: Gentech Engineering, Salmon Arm
Distributor: Wolseley Waterworks, Kelowna, BC
General Contractor: Mounce Construction, Salmon Arm, BC
Project timeline (start to finish): Approximately 6 weeks