Drainage Systems

The impact that construction work may have on the surrounding environment needs to be considered.

Before and during a project, the surrounding environment should be assessed and measures implemented to protect and enhance the environment.

Below is an example of how sites can minimise the impact of their construction work:

  • ‘Pockets’ and ‘bags’ using ‘Terram Permeable Geotextile’ were developed to fit into the site road gullies. These were filled with clean shingle to strain the muddy water runoff;
  • This method prevented any large objects getting into the gulley, while the terram stopped silt being washed into the drainage system;
  • Once the roadways were completed the shingle and bags were removed. This helped to ensure that the pipework was not full of mud, whilst also allowing water to permeate through into the drain system, thus draining the road surface.

This method reduced the risk of drains getting blocked, whilst protecting the environment by reducing the amount of silt that gets into the drainage system.

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Monitor Report, Berkeley Homes, Surrey, February 2015


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