LLFA`s preference is that the drainage network and associated SuDS functions should, as far as possible, be taken over by a public body in order to ensure lifelong maintenance. If necessary, the functions may need to be supported privately, but this is not the most desired option. It should be ensured and clear that the design of the features meets both the user design criteria and the criteria defined by the LLFA. Applications with deviations/features that serve more than one household (e.g.B. in two gardens) should refrain from entrusting maintenance responsibility to owners, as neighbourhood disputes are likely to deteriorate further. If owners are responsible for the maintenance of functions, they should be given clear instructions on what needs to be done, how to do it, and how maintenance can be done on their behalf by an on-site maintenance company. The book identifies maintenance considerations and describes how to assign long-term responsibilities for the maintenance of rainwater and greywater use systems. Model agreements for sustainable water management systems. Model agreements for SuDS (C625) The SuDS manual (C753) Localization manual for SuDS construction (C698) Often, the most difficult part of planning a drainage scheme is the introduction of functions. Whoever is going to perform the maintenance is very important and there are a number of potential users.

It is recommended that, if you intend to ensure the drainage of your site or features within the website, a third party (e.g. Anglian Water.B, Thames Water, Essex Highways), be included at an early stage in the design process to ensure that the features comply with the standards adopted. The book is filled with a standard contract book and a CD containing an electronic file of the standard contract. Each surface water drainage scheme should contain a rigorous maintenance plan to ensure that functions are accessible and function optimally throughout the life of the development. Without this maintenance, the reliability and efficiency of the drainage network will be compromised, significantly increasing the risk of flooding and environmental damage. . . .