Water Industry Act 1991 – Obtaining a public sewer

Water Industry Act 1991 – Obtaining a public sewer

There are a number of ways of obtaining public sewerage in the UK. The methods are set out in the Water Industry Act 1991. The processes can be complex and confusing. We are here to help guide you through the options and potential benefits so you can make the most appropriate decision. The sewerage company or undertaker has the following responsibility set out in Section 94: It shall be the duty of every sewerage undertaker— (a)to provide, improve and extend such a system of public sewers (whether inside its area or elsewhere) and so to...

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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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Abingdon School Sports Centre

Abingdon School Sports Centre

I was deslighted to have been responsible for the entire civil design to support Abingdon School's new high quality sports centre, with swimming pool. As an old Abingdonian myself  I really appreciated the transformation the development brought to compared to the existing outdoor facility. Says Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson What civil enginering design was involved at Abingdon School? For the development to proceed/open a whole range of civil elements had to be undertaken, including: A professional...

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Commercial, industrial or other trade waste site water environmental audits

Commercial, industrial or other trade waste site water environmental audits

We understand customers often have a limited budget, but see the increasing need to have been proactive in understanding how their business can meets its obligations in relation to the latest UK and European changes in environmental protection legislation. There are already many statutory requirements set out in the Water Industry Act, Water Resources Act, Groundwater Act and with ongoing changes being introduced all the time in relation to the Flood Water Management Act and EU Water Framework Directive. We can offer: Informal best practice...

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Timbmet

Timbmet

Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson was responsible for the detailed design of road and sustainable drainage works for Timbmet's headquarters, near Oxford. A balance bond and soakaway system were designed at the Timbmet site to maximise discharge to groundwater and reduce flooding. Flooding was common on Cumnor Hill and within the Timbmet site. It was thefore critical that the design sustainably treated and retarded surface water flows to below greenfield rates. An innovative balancing pond was designed with...

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