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.
The Thickthorn Park and Ride, Norwich, at the interchange of the A11 and A47 Trunk routes was the culmination of several years’ infrastructure improvements by Norfolk County Council to the City’s points of entry by road. Stormbloc® infiltration modules from Hydro International were chosen to ensure that stormwater runoff from the car park complied with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) principles, as well as withstanding loading from the varying depths of backfill and traffic levels.
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.
Infiltration is a priority process for Sustainable Drainage Systems to ensure control of water as close as possible to the point of falling and mimic natural processes.