One of the first UK stormwater treatment solutions using Hydro’s innovative Up-Flo™ filtration technology has enabled developer Fairview New Homes to incorporate SuDS with two levels of treatment into the surface water drainage for a new access road. Environment Agency planning requirements sought two levels of treatment for the new commercial access road in Faversham, [...]
A retrofit SuDS scheme, based on Hydro International’s stormwater storage and infiltration technologies and Hydro-Brake® Flow Controls has alleviated flooding problems at a busy town car park, caused by the frequent heavy rainfall.
The key decisions are do you want a swale or a deeper open channel and do you really want to keep the gullies? Swales are normally less than 600 mm deep. However it is not unusual to have a channel (or ditch) in a SuDS design, which is deeper than a traditional swale, but that [...]
In the case of SuDS is bigger always better? I have heard all sorts of arguments for why a single pond is the only solution to a site’s surface water drainage scheme. “Maintenance will be easier”, “there will be more biodiversity with a bigger pond”, “bigger ponds have more storage and therefore the risk is [...]
Construction of a sustainable drainage infrastructure for the new Clay Farm Housing Development in Cambridge is currently underway. The overall SUDS strategy for the 109 hectare site is based on a series of three large ponds with infiltration and settling basins located across the site.
The Hydro Stormbloc® modular underground storage and infiltration system has been awarded prestigious British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification following a rigorous independent testing and validation programme. The endorsement confirms that cellular design of Stormbloc® meets high product performance specifications and quality manufacturing standards, backed by physical testing witnessed by the BBA and auditing of [...]
A forward-looking sustainable drainage solution has helped make the development of 400 much-needed homes on the South Coast economically viable by using infiltration basins and a wetland pond with Hydro’s Stormbloc® to manage stormwater runoff.
Infiltration basins are man-made depressions, engineered to hold back surface water and let it infiltrate into the soil, thus reducing the volume of run-off needing to be conveyed to end-of-pipe systems. Basins can be landscaped to create structures that appear natural and offer an amenity value for the local community.
For a new 32 home development in the little Wolds town of Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, Barratt York Ltd was required by local planners to ensure that the stormwater runoff did not exceed the discharge consents for the area. Consultant Engineer Carl Cawthorne of Building Design (Beverley) Ltd specified Hydro International’s Stormbloc® modular blocks to provide essential soil infiltration and avoid the requirement for storage or the control of discharge into a watercourse.
New schools in Exeter are able to teach a lesson or two about sustainable drainage after engineered infiltration systems were installed in order to comply with SUDS guidelines.
A major new sustainable road drainage scheme is providing stormwater control and reducing flooding risk following the £9.5 million improvement of the A340 Aldermaston Road in Basingstoke.