It has long been recognised that increased urban and rural development, together with changes in climate and rainfall characteristics, have resulted in an increase in frequency and severity of flooding. In the England and Wales, this has ultimately led to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 being introduced which addresses the way in which rainwater from the built environment is controlled and managed.
Anybody contemplating a new development, from small scale extensions to large scale commercial premises, will need to adopt a ‘Sustainable Drainage System’ (SuDS) for the control and management of their surface water. SuDS includes consideration of the transport of water (conveyance), the temporary storage (attenuation) and dispersal either to ground (infiltration) or to a watercourse. SuDS may include structures which mimic natural drainage systems like swales or detention ponds as well as manufactured structures including underground tanks and control devices.
WCI are specialists in the design, supply and installation of surface water management and sustainable drainage (SuDS) systems. Ranging from small scale domestic surface water soakaways to large scale multi-stage SuDS, WCI offers an integrated approach to dealing with rainfall that uses the local landscape together with engineered products to meet the requirements of the individual project
WCI are independent and will always specify a surface water drainage scheme which best meets your requirements.