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.
A precious part of London’s remaining medieval common land has been saved from the threat of pollution from nearby highways with a simple solution using Hydro’s Downstream Defender®. Mouchel Parkman, on behalf of the Highways Agency, contacted Hydro about the innovative hydrodynamic vortex separation device that saved Shortwood Pond, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, from serious pollution damage.
A pioneering drainage scheme on a Hampshire housing development, acclaimed as a national example of good practice, was only made possible by 18 of the country’s best-kept SUDS secrets. The 1900-home Elvetham Heath development at Fleet is hailed as a shining example of sustainable drainage using linked swales and ponds. It is featured in the [...]
A SUDS pond is a man-made pool that enables storage of stormwater in a natural environment with aquatic vegetation planted along its banks that encourages wildlife. Ponds provide stormwater attenuation and flood alleviation whilst providing a landscaped amenity in housing or commercial developments.
AN INNOVATIVE sustainable drainage solution using Hydro’s Downstream Defender® hydrodynamic vortex separator provided the ‘missing link’ in a scheme to minimise the environmental impact of an £8 million Scottish trunk road realignment.