Under SUDS requirements rainwater has to be held on site and discharged into the drainage system at a slow rate in order to prevent flooding downstream. This article explores methods of storing the rainwater within tanks on site, and allowing it to slowly drain away.
Drainage discharges from any hard surfacing where there are vehicles can be a problem to keep clean. This is done with the use of separators.
There is much talk at the moment about ozone layers and sustainable building practices, but very little help on how to design and build sustainable construction. This is the first in a series of articles to explore the options available and hopefully start some discussion.