SuDS needn’t be a drain - Legislation making sustainable drainage systems on new developments mandat

The Welsh Government have recently announced the 7th of January 2019 as the implementation date for Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Essentially this means that any development in Wales consisting of more than one house or with a floor area greater than 100 sqm will have to have to be provided with a Sustainable Drainable System (SuDS). Discharging large quantities of stormwater into sewer systems that are already under pressure from increased capacity demand as well as having to treat otherwise uncontaminated water when it mixes with foul water discharge is a wasteful process. A Sustainable Drainage System is one that seeks to manage rainwater disposal in a more sustai

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