Highway degradation and surface water pollution in an environmentally sensitive area of the Scottish Cairngorms Mountains famous for its whisky production have been tackled with an imaginative SuDS Solution from Hydro International which has averted potential road safety problems on the A95. Poor drainage, flooding and freezing weather had led to a landslip and extreme [...]
Construction of a new £30 million road to the north of Glasgow linking the town of Kirkintilloch to the motorway network has been constructed to high environmental standards. It required the installation of three Downstream Defender® Hydrodynamic Vortex Separators from Hydro International to remove silt and pollutants from surface water runoff near the town centre. [...]
Water quality control is an inherent part of surface water and stormwater management, and Downstream Defender® is ideal for preventing pollutants from reaching watercourses.
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.
The Hop Oast Park & Ride facility, designed in line with Horsham District Council’s policy of providing sustainable infrastructure and services, is used to reduce long stay parking in the town centre. Adding further to its green credentials, the council installed a porous pavement with a Hydro Stormwater Package System to ensure controlled, unpolluted surface water discharge to the local watercourse.
The pretty Northampton villages around Weedon, in the upper River Nene valley, suffered disastrous flooding in 1998, with Weedon Bec being particularly affected.
Part of a far-reaching transport and development action plan, the Fastlink bus link scheme along the Livingston / Edinburgh corridor required high performance storage and treatment of stormwater runoff in a constrained space. As West Lothian Council is committed to the principles of SUDS, the infrastructure construction incorporated a Stormcell® Storage system and Downstream Defender® hydrodynamic vortex stormwater treatment separators from Hydro International.