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                                                                                                                                                                  Updated 11 January, 2014 > site map > types of drainage systems > storm water                                                   

Storm Water and Surface Water Drainage Systems

A system that takes storm water only from roofs and hard standings which would traditionally discharge into a brook, river or water course of some description, clearly we do not want any foul waste entering a storm water system given the affect this would have on our rivers, brooks and streams

Over the last few years the preferred method of dealing with storm water run off is to have a soak away system of some description if the ground type permits, failing this a rain water attenuation scheme is used so that the rain water enters its outfall in a controlled manner in order to avoid flooding to rivers and brooks during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

All of the above goes straight out of the window when your plumber puts the outlet from your washing machine straight into a storm gully, or the storm water from your new extension has been tapped into you foul system. However the Environment Agency and local authorities are clamping down on this and strict guide lines are in force for new build projects with regard to the drainage systems used.


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