Torrent Resources, a CRH Company, stands as the foremost authority in deep infiltration within the industry. We excel in providing low-impact development solutions that leave a minimal environmental footprint while effectively managing substantial water volumes within tight timeframes. Our unparalleled capabilities encompass cutting-edge equipment, a highly skilled workforce, and a proven track record of precise and efficient deep drilling for on-site stormwater management.
The acquisition of Torrent Resources by Oldcastle Infrastructure enables us to offer a comprehensive range of products while delivering the exceptional value you expect from a complete water solutions provider.
Leveraging Oldcastle Infrastructure's extensive experience and innovative practices, we deliver effective on-site capture and efficient management of stormwater to replenish groundwater for future generations.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
OUR HISTORY | CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
THE BEGINNING | 1970s
The First MaxWell® Drywells
The seeds of what eventually grew into Torrent Resources were first sown in Phoenix in 1972 as McGuckin Drilling. Driven by expanding development boundaries and a swelling population, Phoenix in the 1970s was rapidly outgrowing its storm drain infrastructure. Without sufficient storm drain capacity, many cities subsequently mandated the use of on-site retention for the elimination of stormwater runoff. Seizing the opportunity, the team at McGuckin Drilling recognized the need for an alternate and more efficient system for stormwater disposal capable of infiltrating excess stormwater into the sub-soils. Research into how this could be reliably and economically accomplished led to the development of the first MaxWell® design in 1974, followed by improvements with the successive MaxWell® II and MaxWell® III designs.
INNOVATIONS | 1980s
The State of the Art Designs
Further research and development to improve product designs led the team at McGuckin to participate in one of the most significant drywell studies in the nation. This study, also known as the MAG Drywell study and funded by the EPA was conducted by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Department of Health Services in a typical parking lot in Phoenix. The study concluded there was no degradation in groundwater quality. The results of the study and other research led to the development of the MaxWell® IV, MaxWell® Plus and the specialized Envibro® System for draining fuel handling areas.
ADVANCEMENTS | 1990s
Municipal Recharge Wells
As new residents arrived daily to participate in the blossoming Phoenix economy, the finite water supplies in the arid Southwest became a major concern for municipal officials. An impending shortage caused water resource managers throughout Arizona to seek economical means of reusing non-potable effluent from treatment plants. McGuckin’s expertise in stormwater infiltration eventually led to the Company’s participation in numerous municipal recharge projects to improve resource management.
GROWTH | 2000s
The organization that began as a small provincial drilling firm morphed into a diverse company servicing five states. The Company changed its name to Torrent Resources to accurately portray the vast scope of stormwater management products and services offered.
OPPORTUNITIES | 2010s
Service and Maintenance
Due to strict municipal and state regulations of drywell maintenance, Torrent Resources has added inspection and hydrovactor cleaning services for stormwater management infrastructure by utilizing its fleet of hydrovactor trucks and team of highly qualified stormwater specialists. The Company has also developed the budget friendly MiniMax® Area Drain for properties with small drainage problems.
THE PRESENT | CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Now a CRH Company
In November 2019, Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, acquired Torrent Resources aligning the companies to provide deeper technical knowledge, offer a wider product breadth, improve and scale service platforms, integrate supply chains, and solve critical customer problems through innovation and sustainability. Together we deliver on our Purpose, to stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. And execute our vision to develop sustainable solutions that build, connect, and improve our world so we can ensure our world’s most valuable resource, water, will be available for future generations.