Sustainable Drainage Systems are the modern day engineered equivalent of a healthy catchment in the built environment. While traditionally water was quickly drained to the sea, we now understand that water is precious and therefore flow is slowed and attenuated. Water is regarded as an asset and managed at a catchment level.
SuDS are part of a sustainable future, and form part of a modern vocabulary of terms such as working with nature, ecosystem services, climate change resilience and carbon sequestering. Exo Environmental has a unique experience of managing SuDS and SuDS maintenance knowhow. Although maintenance is generally included in the design, the actual maintenance activities on site are often less than optimal. This can be caused by problems with the design or the construction, problems with communication or lack of funds.
Exo Environmental can help to review and update existing maintenance plans, or compile new plans. These plans can be part of a handover to local authority or on-going maintenance. In addition, permitting, tender documentation and site supervision is offered.
At Great Western Park in Didcot, Oxfordshire, Exo Environmental worked with the client and the contractor to ensure a smooth handover of the constructed SuDS to the local authority.