We have assembled a number of sample photos here to let readers gain an insight into the different SUDS arrangements which can be found. If you have more photos which you would like us to post on the website, please contact the SUDSnet coordinator.
Retention Basin (Ponds): Ponds are storage facilities which have permanent pools of water to provide treatment to the runoff.
A storage facility without permanent water, usually having a gravel base to ensure good drain down.
Shallow, grassed ditch allowing limited amount of storage typically 2 year return period events.
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High porosity pavements with storage below surface. This can either infiltrate or attenuate flows.
A trench filled with a media having a large void ratio allowing water storage. Good for small developments.
A source control component which is a roof surface capable of supporting soil and vegeation.
A rain garden could help to reduce flooding, remove the pollutants and benefit an array of wildlife.
Detention Basin - In roundabout
Coventry Conference at DEX in association with SUDSnet 6-7th September 2004.
This year's Coventry Standing Conference was held on 7th September at DEX (Dunfermline Eastern Extension), near Edinburgh in Scotland. The conference was a great success with a broad range of delegates and speakers.
Ornamental Pond - Hopwood
SUDSnet field day to SUDS installations at Hopwood Services & two Worchester Schools 18th February 2008.
SUDSnet members had an interesting and informative day delegates at amenity building pond out in Worcestershire. Bob Bray's gave a comprehensive overview of the sites and we got see the systems 'in action'.