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Source control using constructed pervious surfaces. Hydraulic, structural and water quality performance issues (C582)

This book discusses the critical issues that should be considered when designing and constructing pervious pavements that are to be used as a technique for stormwater source control. It details the types of surfaces available and provides examples of developments that have used these techniques. It explores the issues you need to consider relating to the hydraulic, structural and water quality performance of pervious surfaces. Finally, the book provides a design framework, which includes detailed recommendations for methods where necessary. To assist the reader in finding the relevant sections when using this design framework, key sections of text have been highlighted throughout the book.

This book is intended for use by developers, landscape architects, consulting engineers, local authorities, architects, highway authorities, environmental regulators, planners, sewerage undertakers, contractors and other organisations involved in the provision or maintenance of surface water drainage to new and existing developments.

Keywords: water quality, pollution prevention, urban drainage, environmental good practice, sustainable construction, flooding.

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ISBN: 978-0-86017-582-7
Author: C Pratt, S Wilson, P Cooper
Number of pages: 152 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: October 2002