Definitions for "Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems"
Physical structures built to take surface water runoff. They include storage ponds, wetland, and porous pavement and car park surfaces. In addition, they can improve amenity and biodiversity. They are not limited to the urban environment. Waste - commercial Waste arising from premises used wholly or mainly for trade, business, recreation or entertainment, excluding household and industrial waste.
A technique for dealing with problems of flooding and surface water quality using the best practicable environmental solution.
Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are concerned primarily with the drainage of rainwater from developed or urbanised areas, often involving the concept of rainwater re-use. SUDS is a concept that focuses decisions about drainage on the environment and people. When drainage systems take account of water quantity, water quality and amenity, then it is SUDS.