Maintenance and whole-life issues

Solving the Puzzle of SuDS Ownership

2 Aug 2016

Written By: Andrew Kane

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Who is best placed to own Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in the UK? Until we put this enduringly thorny problem to bed, will we ever be able to settle on effective and workable regulations? Maintenance, and who should manage and pay for it, has often been something of an afterthought in our enthusiasm to make […]

Maintenance Implications for Design of SUDS

11 May 2011

Written By: Beryl Kemplen Engineering Manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council.

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Most SUDS systems will be expected to last a good many years. SUDS are intended to reduce flood risk, and to do that they need to operate effectively, and to do that continually they need to be maintained…..