Software Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Design
Cost Savings. Recent case studies have shown that the implementation of sustainable drainage solutions such as permeable paving can provide cost savings over traditional drainage solutions. Cost savings can come from reduced sizing of pipe work and other infrastructure, less grading and tree clearing, and less impact on infrastructure downstream from the developed area. (Read the Lamb Drove, Cambourne case study, this series of studies by the U.S. EPA or this guide by the South Australia Department for Environment and Heritage.)
Potentially Reduce Flooding Costs. The cost of flooding to just one home can be tens of thousands of dollars, significantly affects house prices and ability to insure property. This can notably damage the return on a development. Sustainable Drainage controls provide a buffer to flooding.
Environmental Benefits. Aside from the idea that protecting the environment is a worthy endeavor on its own, failing to deal with water quality in runoff into a natural water course can bring large fines or deny planning permission. Sustainable stormwater controls can greatly decrease pollutants from runoff.
Increased Property Values. Sustainable Drainage solutions (LID, SuDS, WSUD) are generally very attractive, such as in green areas, ponds and wetlands. This has a positive effect on the price of the development because it features water management in an appealing way. Developers and residents will appreciate the increase in their property values.
XP Solutions drainage design software provides much-needed tools that guide you in the development of systems that will not only serve our modern world but will benefit our future.
- Produce one ready-to-approve model that complies with local specifications
- Automatically design drainage networks
- Design structures that alleviate surface flooding
- Test designs against potential climate changes and long term weather patterns
- Integrate Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control stormwater at its source and remove pollutants
- Integrate design of green infrastructure