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Title: Medium-term performance and maintenance of SUDS: a case-study of Hopwood Park Motorway Service Area, UK
Authors: Heal, K. V.
Bray, R.
Willingale, S. A. J.
Briers, M.
Napier, F.
Jefferies, Christopher
Fogg, P.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Maintenance
Management train
Motorway service area
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 and Technology, 59(12): pp.2485-2494, 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.288 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com
Citation: Heal, K.V., et al. 2009. Medium-term performance and maintenance of SUDS: a case-study of Hopwood Park Motorway Service Area, UK. Water Science and Technology. 59(12): pp.2485-2494. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.288
Abstract: One of the main barriers to implementing SUDS is concern about performance and maintenance costs since there are few well-documented case-studies. This paper summarizes studies conducted between 2000 and 2008 of the performance and maintenance of four SUDS management trains constructed in 1999 at the Hopwood Park Motorway Service Area, central England. Assessments were made of the wildlife value and sedimentation in the SUDS ponds, the hydraulic performance of the coach park management train, water quality in all management trains, and soil/sediment composition in the grass filter strip, interceptor and ponds. Maintenance procedures and costs were also reviewed. Results demonstrate the benefits of a management train approach over individual SUDS units for flow attenuation, water treatment, spillage containment and maintenance. Peak flows, pond sediment depth and contaminant concentrations in sediment and water decreased through the coach park management train. Of the 2007 annual landscape budget of £15,000 for the whole site, the maintenance costs for SUDS only accounted for £2,500 compared to £4,000 for conventional drainage structures. Furthermore, since sediment has been attenuated in the management trains, the cost of sediment removal after the recommended period of three years was only £554 and, if the design is not compromised, less frequent removal will be required in future.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/979
ISSN: 0273-1223
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