Reducing flood damage with sustainable drainage systems

Reducing the impact of flooding with sustainable drainage systems

  • 2 Mar 2016

With UK homeowners at risk of localised flooding, it is important that sustainable drainage systems are considered to reduce the causes and impact of flooding.

Climate change, along with increased rainfall and urban development, is putting millions of British homes and businesses at risk of localised flooding.

To tackle this, planners, developers and contractors have begun to offer an integrated approach to house building. Unfortunately, planning guidance and legislation has complicated the process of achieving consistent levels of best practice.

The DCLG has issued Planning Practice Guidance to address this. For instance, it explains how sustainable drainage systems can reduce the causes and impact of flooding.

Designed to control surface water by mimicking natural drainage, sustainable drainage systems can also remove pollutants from urban run-off at source. By combining water management with green space, the systems can benefit wildlife and recreation.

Sustainable drainage with JDP

Such systems are available from JDP, which aims to provide best practice SuDS to minimise the risk to localised flooding.

The company’s technical department utilises updated technology, accurate rainfall data and recent topography reports to provide advice for projects that involve surface water management.

The company’s RAINBOX Attenuation Solution can be specified to manage increased volumes of surface water, whilst providing operational efficiency and offering compliance with relevant legislation.

Visit the JDP website

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