Sustainable Drainage Systems

Alternative label: 
SuDS
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"Approaches to manage surface water that take account of water quantity (flooding), water quality (pollution)ᅠand 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 entersᅠstreams, 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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Last updated: 04 Mar 2015 | Top