Water quality benefits

The majority of sustainable drainage components also treat surface water runoff, often improving water quality as well as providing a drainage system. This is one of the main differences between traditional drainage systems based on the use of pipework and SuDS. 

In general, the use of SuDS components, especially if a SuDS management/treatment train is used, can result in runoff water quality which is of a similar order to river water quality standards.


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