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Sustainable urban drainage systems

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are designed to reduce the potential of flooding on new and existing urban developments. Unlike traditional urban stormwater drainage systems, they also help to protect and enhance ground water quality. Originally the term SuDS describe the UK approach to sustainable urban drainage systems. Other countries have similar approaches in place using a different terminology such as "Best Management Practice" (BMP) in the United States. SuDS use the following techniques

  • source control
  • permeable paving
  • storm water detention
  • storm water infiltration
  • evapo-transpiration (eg from a Green roof)

See also

  • International
  • Best Management Database
  • Stormwater Industry Association of Australia
  • Portland guide to Sustainable Stormwater
  • Commercial
  • Software for Soakaway and SuDS systems design
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage System
  • Suppliers of Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting Systems
  • Burdens Environmental
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sustainable_urban_drainage_systems". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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