The philosophy to implementing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on a proposed development has four key pillars to it, these are water quality, water quantity, amenity, and biodiversity.
- Water quantity is about controlling the overall volume of runoff to support the management of flood risk and maintain and protect the natural water cycle
- Water quality is about managing the quality of the runoff to prevent pollution
- Amenity refers to creating and sustaining better places for people
- Biodiversity is about creating and sustaining better places for wildlife