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What sustainable drainage is
Find out what a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) is and what property developers have to include in planning applications for major developments.
What a Sustainable Drainage System is
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are systems that:
deal with rainwater as close as possible to where it falls
store runoff and release it slowly (attenuation)
allow water to soak into the ground (infiltration)
slowly transport (convey) water on the surface
filter out pollutants
allow sediments to settle out by controlling the flow of the water