Inlets allow flow from Inflows or from an incoming Connections to be captured and routed into Junctions, Manholes, Stormwater Controls (SWC) or bypassed to another location.,
Inlets are created as part of a Junctions, Manhole or Stormwater Control to stipulate how much of the approaching flow will enter the structure.
Each system can have one or more inlets with each inlet able to support multiple incoming inflows and connections.
Junction or Stormwater Control: look for the Inlets Tab within the Properties form
It is possible to specify how the incoming flow will enter the system as this will affect the time it takes the water to pass through the Stormwater Controls - SWC. The Inlet types are:
The Inlet type will be ignored in a SWC if the Consider Longitudinal Delay option is turned off. This is found on the Pond, Tank, Cellular Storage and Chamber options. It is also not selected for a Soakaway as that never considers longitudinal delay.
It is possible to specify which component of a complex SWC that an inlet connects too. This is only available for Bioretention or Swale (with Trench on) SWC. There are two options:
This is the list of incoming Inflows and Connections that are entering the given inlet. Use the check boxes to select which items connect to each inlet of the SWC or Junction.
This is the destination connection that any flow bypassing the inlet will be routed. This needs to be drawn as a Bypass Connection on the Plan.
There are several types of Inlet capacity that can be specified:
|Some of the options may not be available for your region. For more information, refer to the Regionalisation topic.|