May 7th 2019


The WWT Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Conference held on the 1st of May in Birmingham has underlined the fact that the UK has a long way to go in implementing sustainable drainage systems. However several speakers from water companies were positive that SuDS will ease pressure on the sewer network, reducing the risk of sewer flooding and pollution.

New guidelines being introduced to set standards for sustainable drainage systems were also considered. The upcoming Sewers for Adoption 8 (SfA8) guidelines look set to change the face of drainage in the UK. For the first time, it will set out standards for SuDS, redefining the types of assets that water companies will be required to adopt and maintain for surface water management.

Jacopa are committed to deliver products to meet the SuDS challenge and the conference provided the company with the ideal platform to showcase their innovative solutions to help water companies address the challenges of flood prevention.

Jacopa Managing Director, Alex Lloyd said: “With resilience now firmly on the UK water and wastewater industry agenda the ability to plan for and cope with extreme climate events in order to maintain services and avoid potential disruption is vital for water utilities. Technological solutions are now available to help accelerate progress and enable utilities, developers, and others deliver a more sustainable strategy”

CONFERENCE COMMITMENT TO MEET SuDS CHALLENGEJacopa Managing Director, Alex Lloyd (left) with Technical Sales Manager, Tony Simister (centre) and Jerry Thorne​, Project Engineer.

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