The EGRP® System can distribute up to 150 gallons of water per hour.
The problem of standing water and increased stormwater runoff is created from global urbanization causing exponential growth in infrastructure. Urbanization results in less natural groundcover and reduces the area in which water is available to infiltrate. This compounds the problem of water collecting faster than it can infiltrate into the earth. Since the water has no other place to go, it pools on the surface or runs into the nearest body of water (creek, stream, river, lake, etc.) Standing water creates unusable land and excess stormwater running into any body of water disrupts the ecosystem.
The EGRP® increases infiltration and equalizes soil moisture by establishing a connection between the surface and soil environment. The EGRP® itself facilitates the movement of water from the surface by providing a path for water molecules to move vertically along the EGRP®. These water molecules are then attracted to nearby soil particles and distributed horizontally. As a system the EGRP® works on moving water molecules from areas of higher water concentration to those of lower water concentration within the soil, thereby allowing the system to improve (or stabilize) both wet and dry soil conditions. See pictures below for a visualization of this process.
Parjana®, Inc. holds the patent for the EGRP® (Energy-Passive Groundwater Recharge Product)
Inventor Andrew Niemczyk grew up in Poland where he worked in mines as a child. It was there where he began to understand the relationship between the surface and the soil below. Years later, after emigrating to the United States, he designed medical devices and developed an understanding of the human body, specifically the heart.
In the late 90s, Andrew regularly battled flooding issues at his home in Michigan. Armed with a diverse knowledge of water movement and driven by the urgency of a wet basement, he set out to find a permanent solution to standing water problems. After 13 years of development, EGRP® was born. This device enables the earth to disperse water more efficiently. In 2012, Parjana® Distribution was created to sell and distribute EGRP® all over the world.
Today, GroundWorks Water Solutions LLC partners with Parjana® as a certified installer of the EGRP®.
Is it sustainable?
Parjana® is a proud winner of the 2014 National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies for its focus on inspiring sustainability and taking the lead on green initiatives.
The Parjana® EGRP® system is under the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department Environmental Quality.
The EGRP®, Energy-Passive Groundwater Recharge Product is a five chambered tubular extrusion. This product speeds infiltration of surface water into the soil reducing runoff during wet weather conditions and evaporation during dry seasons by distributing water particles horizontally within the layers of the soil. It re-balances nature by mimicking the natural ground in areas where infrastructures have created impervious surfaces that disrupt natural absorption. This product is a long-term solution, minimally invasive, self-cleaning, maintenance free and does not require an external energy source.