Land Drainage Act 1991 – independent professional advice

Land Drainage Act 1991 – independent professional advice

Do you have a land drainage issue or want to understand more about your responsibilities under the Act? Have you been flooded? Who is at fault? What can be done to reduce the flood risk? A basic summary of the Land Drainage Act 1991 is that it "sets out the rights and responsibilities in relation to land drainage". This includes private landowners (such as farmers or householders), Local Authorities, Highway Authorities and Internal Drainage Boards. You may find the below calculation useful in understanding the hydrology:...

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Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater has been harvested – or collected, stored and then used when needed for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Rainwater harvesting remains a standard technique in many parts of the world without mains water, or accessible groundwater. Most areas of the UK have mains clean water supplies. Increasing demand is however been put on this limited mains system and there is greater consideration of the value of making developments more sustainable. All mains water is treated to a high drinking water standard, yet the vast majority...

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Sustainable Drainage Design and SUDs

Sustainable Drainage Design and SUDs

We have extensive experience of sustainable drainage design, in relation to housing, schools, hospitals and other developments. Often called SUDs or Sustainable Urban Drainage Design Systems, they are applicable to both rural and urban areas. We call the field – sustainable drainage. We have specialist expertise in sustainable drainage design and lectured on the subject to Royal Insitution of Chartered Surveyors and other professional organisations. We presented at the International Conference on SUDS in 2012. We...

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Water Master Planning

Water Master Planning

Water Master Planning is the skillful integration of water within an urban engineered environment. A key element of this the integration sustainable drainage systems – especially source control systems. Its about controling and treating water to minimise flooding and pollution within a wider environment than just a specific site or development. For decades the industry standards have been on "getting rid" of water into the nearest drain and discharging it to a watercourse. This was a flawed logic based on a fundamental failure...

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