Flood Mitigation

CONSERVE, CONTROL AND REUSE

 

In the past, flood water mitigation simply involved conveying the runoff to nearby streams or wadis - wasting this precious and scarce resource.

 

Polypipe can provide a range of more efficient, cost effective and sustainable alternative water management solutions using Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) principles.

 

Our Polystorm soakaway and attenuation tanks make hard landscaping permeable and harvest the runoff for purification or reuse, eradicating the need for traditional long drainage networks.

 

Another approach to flood mitigation is the creation of green roofs 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' also have a cooling effect on the urban environment, reducing the Heat Island Effect and increasing its resilience.