Climate change in the UK means we are getting more rainfall events and the intensity of these events is increasing. Traditional drainage techniques are unable to cope with the extra surface water run-off. To help combat these issues the UK Government has introduced The Floods and Water Management Act 2010 ( England and Wales). This act aims to replace the traditional methods of handling surface water run-off with SuDs solutions. ( Sustainable Drainage Systems ) Permeable pavements are regarded as one of the most cost effective and useable SuDS methods of storing and infiltrating/filtering surface water.
To find out more read our Permeable Paving blog.