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Whether it’s advice on tackling environmental or safety issues, helpful information about landscape design, or inspiration for making the most of the outdoors, we’ve got it covered for you in our Knowledge Centre. All our blog articles are created to help people live, work and play in a sustainable way. If you like our resources and want them to come directly into your inbox, sign up for our monthly newsletter.

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) – Alleviating demand on water supplies and future flood risk.

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With record breaking temperatures and low rainfall, there has been a significant impact on river and reservoir levels. In the North West of England, the lack of rain means that a hosepipe ban will come into place and the Environment Agency are preparing for a drought. Sustainable drainage systems are one way to reduce the demand on water supplies by harvesting rainwater all year round, with the added benefit of reducing flood risk in the wetter months.

Summer Fire And Flood Blog

Will the dry summer increase flood risk?

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The recent run of warm weather has encouraged more people to get out into the countryside and other popular tourist resorts to enjoy the sunshine. But while we may be enjoying the prolonged summer there are various side effects to be aware of, including potential consequences for flooding.

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How alternative sandbags improve flood protection

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For many years, traditional sandbags using hessian sacks have often been the most popular method of preventing flood water from entering and inundating properties or an area of land. However, over time, alternative sandbags have now been developed and identified as a better substitute for traditional sandbags. By purchasing these in advance of a flood, it will enable you to prepare for a future flood effectively and improve your resilience against flooding.

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Green Roofs - Environmental Benefits and Flood Alleviation

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Does your property have a flat or low pitched roof? If so, the next time you notice a leak or need to re-roof, you may wish to consider a different approach and try a green roof! Not only can they reduce surface water runoff and help to alleviate flooding, but they have a host of environmental and ecological benefits too. Read on to find out more...

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Sewer blockages and flooding

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The amount of water entering our drains and sewers is ever increasing due to wetter climates and hard surfaces causing more surface water runoff. Add in the thousands of blockages occurring in our sewers every year and this can result in easily avoidable flood events. By following simple actions, everyone can help to reduce the number of sewer blockages and in turn lessen the chance of flooding.

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