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Briefing Note for DCWW Surface Water Management Strategy

Briefing Note for DCWW’s Surface Water Management Strategy Please click on the following link to view the Briefing Note from 2007 – 2010. A revised up-dated version is currently being agreed with DCWW, should be available early 2012. –  Briefing Note surface water

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Up-Date on DCWW’s Surface Water Management Strategy

Up-Date on DCWW’s Surface Water Management Strategy What have we done so far? Welsh Water have begun a step change in our approach to the prevention of sewer flooding and pollution. Our Strategy has set out the practical implications of surface water reduction in the sewerage system, looking at alternative forms of management and exploring […]

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North Wales SuDS Forum

North Wales Sustainable Drainage FORUM   The North Wales Forum was launched in September 2005 with support from local authorities (Wrexham, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd, Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey and Powys), Environment Agency Wales, Welsh Government, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and the Home Builders Federation.  Our aim is to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss […]

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Rainwater Harvesting in Wales

Rainwater harvesting in Wales – Ty Cambria case study New rain gauge increases efficiency Why use rainwater harvesting ? Harvested rainwater can be used, in place of drinking water, to flush toilets.  It also reduces pressure on combined sewers and can help prevent localised flooding and pollution when implemented at a larger scale. How efficient […]

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Environment Agency – Position Statement on Rainwater Harvesting

The Environment Agency have published a postion statement on rainwater harvesting.  This covers a range of issues including the potential reduction in mains water use, flood risk management benefits, overall sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions and the applicability of systems to different areas and uses.  It contains useful references and picks out the salient points you need […]

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SuDS and the Water Framework Directive

SUDS and the Water Framework Directive 100111

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Portland – Streets that Drink

Portland-streets that drink

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Flood and Water Management Bill – Update

On 18 November 2009 the Flood and Water Management Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech to be included in the legislative programme for the 5th session of Parliament. The Bill received its first Reading on 19 November. In parallel the Flood Risk Regualtions 2009 were laid in Parliament. These transpose the EU Floods Directive. […]

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Baglan Energy Park

Sustainable Business Park Baglan Energy Park is a strategic low density development site situated on the M4 corridor on the coast of South Wales, a UK area with an unrivalled reputation for achievement. The site was formerly part of the Baglan Bay site, which for many years was home to one of the largest chemical […]

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Sirhowy Attenuation Pond

New Bypass for Sirhowy The Sirhowy Enterprise Way (SEW) comprises a new 4.3km single carriageway bypass around Sirhowy in South Wales. The new length of highway comprises 5 new roundabouts and two river crossings. The project is currently under construction and due to be opened in Spring 2006. The scheme is a Design, Build, Finance […]

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