SUDS are a natural approach to managing drainage in and around properties and other developments. SUDS work by slowing and holding back the water that runs off from a site, allowing natural processes to break down pollutants, managing the impact that potential pollutants may have on water quality before the water enters the catchment.
SUDS aim to replicate natural systems that use cost-effective solutions with low environmental impact to drain away surface water run-off. Surface water is collected, stored, and cleaned before it is released slowly back into the environment, such as into water courses. SUDS counter the effects of conventional drainage systems that can result in flooding, contamination of groundwater sources used to provide drinking water and environmental pollution with the consequent harm to wildlife and biodiversity.
Following construction the active management of the SUDS is essential to ensure they remain operating at peak performance.
For more information on our Sustainable Drainage Systems services please contact us on 029 2065 0331.