Sustainable Drainage Systems

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:04
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SuDS
Definition

"Approaches to manage surface water that take account of water quantity (flooding), water quality (pollution)ᅠ and amenity issues are collectively referred to as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
SuDS mimic nature and typically manage rainfall close to where it falls. SuDS can be designed to slow water down (attenuate) before it enters ᅠstreams, rivers and other watercourses, they provide areas to store water in natural contours and can be used to allow water to soak (infiltrate) into the ground or evaporated from surface water and lost or transpired from vegetation (known as evapotranspiration)." (Source: susdrain)

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