CONSERVE, CONTROL AND REUSE
In the past, flood mitigation simply involved conveying the runoff to nearby streams or wadis - wasting a precious and scarce resource.
Polypipe can provide a range of more efficient, cost effective and sustainable alternative solutions using WSUD principles.
These include Polystorm soakaways and attenuation tanks - making hard landscaping permeable and harvesting the runoff on the spot for purification or reuse. This obviates the need for traditional long drainage networks.
Another approach to flood mitigation is the creation of roof gardens and podium landscaping, using greenery to prevent flooding by holding water naturally, filtering out sediment and slowing down its progress to reduce stress on the drainage system. These green 'oases' can also have a cooling effect on the urban environment, reducing the Heat Island Effect.