Sustainable Drainage Systems or commonly known as SuDS. The concept of SuDS is to use rain fall which is normally sent to drain but first use it to improve poor quality land, create wildlife habitats and create areas of interest within communities.
Unfortunately the concept is not widely known yet although in places where SuDS projects have been completed, very successful results have been recorded and local communities improved.
To help make the concept better known and brought into the forefront of modern day, thanks to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) SuDS for Schools has been created.
The SuDS program is loved by the WWT as it effectively copies the way in which wetlands retain rain water and slowly release it. This helps to reduce the sudden rush of water through our streams, brooks and rivers which is often seen after heavy rainfall and creates a flood risk. On top of this they also act as a natural filter and reduce the amounts of pollution washed into waterways. If these areas are planned and actioned correctly they will also create beneficial locations for Wildlife and lovely places for us all to visit.
Some locations that may be able to consider SuDS in their new projects and existing grounds would include;
- Community Parks
- Golf Courses
- Road run-off
- Anywhere rain water can be diverted to an area of wasteland
At Ponds UK – Aquatic Management Ltd we can help you create your new SuDS development, creating wetland areas, ponds and much more to establish an interesting location which will help improve the local environment and help to increase the wildlife populations in your area.