Category Archives: SuDs

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Smart Rainwater Harvesting to help Prevent Floods

How smart rainwater harvesting (with a water butt or large above-ground water tank) can play its part to slow the flow of stormwater and help prevent floods and in particular overflow from sewers. Floods are again making the news in the UK as Storm Ciara brought heavy rainfall to parts of the north and west […]

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How to stop Microplastics from Artificial Turf Sports Pitches Polluting our Oceans

Anyone who trains regularly on an artificial turf field or 3G sports pitch (or indeed has a son or daughter who does) will recognise the black ant-sized speckles of plastic that follow the player from the field to the car and then into home. The pesky microplastics from artifical turf are notorious for getting flicked […]

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SuDS Proprietary Treatment Devices – Key Issues to Consider

Chapter 26, the 2015 SuDS Manual (CIRIA publication C753, Ref 1) presents the Simple Index Approach (SIA) and Mitigation Indices for discharges to surface and groundwater (Tables 26.3 and 26.4). This useful Guidance provides for the adoption of SuDS Proprietary Treatment Devices (PTD), especially DiBT certified devices (Ref 2). Green Infrastructure SuDS components are rightly […]

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SuDS Wales Statutory Standards and Explanatory Notes

SuDS Wales Standards Out Now

The SuDS Wales Statutory Standards that come in to effect from the 7th of January 2019 are available now. A glance through the new legislation reveals a few key changes/clarifications from the drafts; SAB approval is required for “new developments of more than one dwelling or where the area covered by construction work equals or […]

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