Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) is now established as the preferred approach to the management of rainfall runoff from development sites; avoiding the potential hydrological and pollution problems associated with conventional drainage. The SUDS approach promotes the incorporation of source control techniques to collect, treat and store runoff before releasing it slowly into the environment and seeks to derive amenity and biodiversity benefits from the methods adopted.
Thus, the aim of SUDS is to control flooding, prevent pollution and provide amenity and biodiversity for the community whilst minimising the impact on the natural environment and is underpinned by current legislation, planning conditions and design guidance.
Our approach to SUDS design is straightforward in that we utilise our most appropriate engineers to assess the project specifics and create a design that is technically first-rate, commercially viable and compliant in all aspects of regulatory requirements. Furthermore, we regularly review the potential to incorporate sustainable techniques that reduce the overall carbon footprint and environmental impact associated with the solution.
Our leading edge status is underpinned by our continuous commitment towards research into the development of new design techniques and innovative technologies, which is demonstrated by our contribution to a wide range of initiatives including production of independent design guidance, dissemination of design best practice, provision of design workshops and management of testing and validation protocols for leading manufacturers.