Cultec Offers HydroCAD Cultec Edition Free of Charge

BROOKFIELD, CT/March 11, 2009 - CULTEC is offering its customers a free HydroCAD CULTEC edition, available for download at This custom edition allows constructing basic watershed models of up to five nodes, including storage, runoff, and routing calculations for the company's Contactor®, Recharger®, HVLV(TM), and Field Drain(TM) models.

HydroCAD CULTEC is used to generate a complete inflow or runoff hydrograph and route it through the pond, calculating water levels attained throughout a rainfall event and any discharge that may occur through outlet devices or infiltration. It models complex storage arrangements, such as combinations of multiple chambers, pipe storage and catch basins. HydroCAD CULTEC also calculates the combined storage for chambers entrenched in a bed of crushed stone at any water surface elevation.

"This custom edition makes it easy for CULTEC's customers to design and model underground retention and detention systems, especially when they need to determine the combined storage for a configuration of chambers, without resorting to any manual calculations," said Peter Smart, developer at HydroCAD Software Solutions.

HydroCAD CULTEC is based on the latest HydroCAD-9 release, which includes a new chamber wizard that simplifies the layout, pricing, and modeling of underground storage systems. Existing HydroCAD users should obtain a version update to retain the capabilities of their current software as CULTEC edition will replace any previous HydroCAD installation. To order HydroCAD-9 update, visit and follow the link.

CULTEC's Contactor® series included in HydroCAD are lower profile, lower capacity chambers used primarily for managing stormwater for installations with stringent depth restrictions. The Recharger® series are high profile, high capacity chambers that can be used for retention, detention, recharging, or controlling the flow of on-site stormwater run-off. All CULTEC's chambers have been designed to meet the strictest requirements, including IAPMO R&T certification, and are backed by a 10-year warranty. For more information, please call (800) 4-CULTEC or visit

HydroCAD is an integrated solution for the analysis, design, and documentation of complete drainage systems using standard hydrograph techniques. It is used for all types of drainage projects, from small runoff studies to complex detention pond designs. For more information, visit

CULTEC, Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Conn., is a national manufacturer of plastic chambers used in subsurface retention/detention stormwater management and septic applications. The company currently provides the largest selection of chamber types and sizes of any chamber manufacturer. It also designed its own manifold and water quality systems to complement its product line, which has an established history on the market dating back to 1986. Recharger® and Contactor® models meet HS-25 wheel load requirements and are included in HydroCAD, BOSS International's StormNET and Streamline Technologies' ICPR modeling software. CULTEC offers a complete stormwater management plan to help engineers and their clients meet Phase II regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act. In addition, CULTEC products can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's credits, under the LEED rating system, when the project is designed per LEED requirements.

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