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NEW guidance appears to give water companies greater freedom to adopt Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and to introduce more rainwater saving and re-use schemes, as well as encouraging the integration of surface water assets into blue-green infrastructure.

SDS in Envirotec magazine

Mark Manning, SDS Business Development Manager, said the guidance’s emphasis on encouraging the multiple benefits of SuDS should be seized as an opportunity for Water Companies to combine water saving with flood risk management.

Not only does the document stress that SuDS should be multi-functional, it also reminds us that opportunities for rainwater to be reused should always be considered first in the design hierarchy.

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