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Title: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) treatment train assessment tool
Authors: Jefferies, Christopher
Duffy, A.
Berwick, N.
McLean, N.
Hemingway, A.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Environmental risk
Guidance
Regulation
Sustainable urban drainage
Treatment train
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version of this article. ©IWA Publishing 2009. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Water Science & Technology, 60(5): pp.1233-1240, 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.463 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com
Citation: Jefferies, C., et al. 2009. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) treatment train assessment tool. Water Science & Technology. 60(5): pp.1233-1240. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.463
Abstract: This paper outlines a rationale and scoring system for the stormwater treatment train assessment tool (STTAT) which is a proposed regulatory tool for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). STTAT provides guidance and regulatory consistency for developers about the requirements of planners and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The tool balances the risks of pollution to the receiving water body with the treatment provided in a treatment train. It encourages developers to take SUDS into account early, avoiding any misunderstanding of SUDS requirements at the planning stage of a development. A pessimistic view on pollution risks has been adopted since there may be a change of land use on the development in the future. A realistic view has also been taken of maintenance issues and the ‘survivability’ of a SUDS component. The development of STTAT as a response to the requirements of the Water Framework Directive is explored, the individual scores being given in tabular format for receiving water and catchment risks. Treatment scores are proposed for single SUDS components as well as multiple components within treatment trains. STTAT has been tested on a range of sites, predominantly in Scotland where both development and receiving water information was known. The operational tool in use by SEPA is presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/978
ISSN: 0273-1223
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